“The Scars that Bind Us” by Vanessa Raw
“The Scars that Bind Us” by Vanessa Raw.
Vanessa Raw, former professional triathlete is now a renowned artist currently specialising in figurative work. Now living and working in London, Vanessa aims to be ‘present’ and ‘feeling the process’ while painting. The result is that her work is an authentic representation of herself and her subjects. A truly unique gift!
For this painting Vanessa uses the mystery and narrative of film noir and German expression, as a vehicle to explore the complexities of the ego and our identity. Challenging the illusion of the separate self (ego) using the universal connection of iconic photos and people to resonate the notion of interconnectedness, a trigger for universal memories and emotions. She has expressively portrayed the complexities of the human psyche by exploring the notion of ‘other realities’ through the darkness of dreams and the darkness of the unknown in one’s ego.
Vanessa Raw is an Ambassador of Access Sport.
- The painting is unframed
- Size: 120 x 90cm
- Oil on Linen
Access Sport enhances the life prospects of disadvantaged children by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sports.
We do this by building thriving community sports clubs, led by inspirational local volunteers, in the most disadvantaged urban areas. These clubs then provide life changing opportunities for local, vulnerable young people whilst creating a lasting, locally-owned community resource.
Our work supports young people aged 5-25, with a particular emphasis on those under 18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or excluded from society.
We have a multi-sport approach that recognises the importance of different sports in different settings for different participants, enabling maximum inclusivity and impact—from BMX to boxing, running to rugby, sitting volleyball to sailing. Our unique experience across a wide range of sports and settings in leading cities has led us, in the 16 years since we were established in 2004, to become nationally recognised as an innovative leader in the field of community sports.
At present we are growing major youth-led movements in BMX cycling and hockey as these sports are proving to be highly successful in supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people to enhance their life-prospects.