Borondo is an artist that captures our eyes and mind with his soul penetrating murals.
Walking the streets of Paris today, I was reminded of Borondo’s beautiful work of art, “Les Trois Ages,” or “The Three Generations.”
My consciousness triggered the message of how roots of a family tree and trauma are grounded and passed down generation to generation, which no one really talks about unless you regularly see a therapist and/or live in Los Angeles (which, in present day, LA, is synonymous with trauma and therapy). The imagery of the eldest person holding his child’s mouth shut and then he blinding his own child’s vision is incredibly symbolic and resonant with the way families communicate by hiding information, being blind to the truth and by continuously and unconsciously lying to ourselves and others over and over again.
If you’re interested in mapping the function and dysfunction of your own family tree, you can do so here.
Tracking your own generational patterns can be enlightening, insightful and even excruciatingly painful into finding out who you truly are. I encourage the journey and exploration of your own life. And perhaps, when you’re done, you can paint your own graffiti mural of the sublimation of self-help you encountered in the process.
Images by Jerome Thomas