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Every Touch Leaves A Trace

Human contact is integral to our wellbeing – being touched and being able to touch others is part of our development, our emotional soothing, the way that we express so many of our feelings towards others. COVID 19 has highlighted the crucial part that human contact plays in our social interactions. Not being able to touch and be touched has left us feeling isolated and detached – having significant impacts on the fabric of our relationships and our wellbeing. Our piece encapsulates the lasting impact that touch can have on us.

But not all touch is welcomed or consented to. We are fundamentally shaped by the positive effects of touch – but it can also be something that causes deep traumatic scars…

Every touch leaves a trace