Through her ongoing series, R.O.T.(Rape Over Time), Susan Aydan Abbott returns to the scene of a gang rape, where her body was broken by the violence of her aggressors. While the physical trauma was inflicted upon her decades ago, it was the persistent feelings of shame that continues to seep through her skin every day. When

looking closely at the dismembered feet and upper body in the gallery, it is no longer the young victim that we see but the aged survivor, whose wrinkled neck like the rings of a severed tree trunk display her endurance and growth.  -Noor Bhanju

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