Art Therapist, Eric Spruth’s passion lies in helping others through the method of Art Therapy. Especially women, children, or young adults with scars or marks that carry memories of abuse, neglect, even rape or human-trafficking. Although reliable statistics are rare, those in the field estimate hundreds of thousands of US women & girls are sold into slavery or sexually exploited in America’s $9.5bn human-trafficking industry. According to the US Department of Justice, 300,000 of those at risk are children.
The “property of” tattoos on these victims is systemic in the US (but can also be found on victims worldwide). Pretty much every woman who survives the streets comes out with some kind of mark on her body. The vast majority of these women and children turn to the readily available street drugs to “numb” reality and kill the pain of rape, sodomy, and the physical, emotional and mental abuse.
If they survive this and are able to get help, the Recovery process is long and pain-staking.
Whether the marks are visible or hidden deep within, they are very real and they will require intervention and long-term treatment. Branding, Tattoos, self-injury scars, or marks from abuse can be a constant reminder. Although the experience cannot be changed, the reminder(s) can.
The decision to transform a marks, scar, and/or tattoo is a direct form of Empowerment. It represents taking a stand for yourself and heading in the right direction on the Road to Recovery. Once you have regained control of your body; through therapy, your Mind and Spirit can be on the mend as well.
With this in mind, You and Eric will work together to create a piece that continues to Empower, motivate and inspire you. This IS the attitude and purpose of “Sacred Transformations.”