Artist Jordan Sullivan Reflects on the Rape of His Mother

By: Meghan Young - Jan 15, 2015
References: jordan-sullivan & beautifuldecay
Not everyone has the strength to look tragedy in the eye and walk away unscathed; it is arguable that artist Jordan Sullivan didn't walk away unscathed when learning about his mother's rape. Yet he had the strength and even the courage to create a breathtaking series reflecting on the horror that happened to his mother when she was in her youth.

Titled 'The Burial Cloud,' Jordan Sullivan's series is comprised of old photos and notes as well as staged images that help to flesh out the terrible event. Taking on the theme of fragmented memories, Beautiful Decay writes, "The Burial Cloud is a journey in which we must piece together a story we cannot fully understand. A story told through disjointed, stunning images that include roaring oceans, burning flora, and scenes of discontent."