🚺 ‘The worse things get, the more I need to make art’
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🚺 ‘The worse things get, the more I need to make art’

RECOMBOBULATED #9. “I have often found that when words are insufficient, art gives me a tool to process the world around me,” says Seattle artist Molly Nixon.


She posted her first piece on Instagram in May of last year: a vintage illustration of a woman, split apart just so, and stitched back together in a geometric shift that makes you look. And think. And look.

Today, Seattle’s Molly Nixon has created 27 similarly striking pieces for a series she calls “Recombobulated.”

“These ladies are, quite literally, my attempt to work through harm done to myself (and so many others) by callous, entitled, powerful men,” Molly posted to her friends on Facebook and later on her website. “They are also a direct representation of the work we have done, and continue to do, to stitch our lives and ourselves back together.”

Molly’s had offers to buy the art, but it’s felt like a “betrayal,” she said, to sell something so tied to her own experience. On Thursday, after the Kavanaugh hearings, she came up with a way to both honor the art and support women who’ve gone through the struggles that inspired it.

So now, Molly is giving away each of her 27 “Recombobulated” pieces in exchange for a donation to the King County Sexual Assault Research Center.

Want to take her up on that? Check out Molly’s full collection on Instagram, and reach out to her via the contact form on her website or through a direct message on Instagram if you’d like to donate to KCSARC and request a piece. There’s no minimum donation, Molly said, but she hopes folks can give generously.

“There is, sadly, more demand for their services now than ever before,” she said. “I’ve been a longtime donor to KCSARC, and I’m thrilled that my artwork can help to support them further.”

Molly has just 27 pieces to gift in exchange for donations now, but expects this will be an ongoing project. “The worse things get,” she told us, “the more I need to make art.”

Molly Nixon is a Seattle scientist, activist, self-taught artist, and longtime Evergrey reader. You can follow her ongoing projects via Instagram (@renee.nixon) or view her full portfolio at reneenixon.com. Need to reach out to someone about sexual assault? Call the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center/s 24-hour resource hotline at 888-998-6423.

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Mission accepted, all. We’ll interview the speaker and get back to you in a future Evergrey. 👍

See you tomorrow, folks. – The Evergrey

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