Lucinda Hackett, ‘The Silence in Between’, 2023, Acrylic paint on canvas. (51cm x 76 cm) x3. Image courtesy: the artist

“The Silence in Between” is a series of three acrylic paintings on canvas. This series discusses my personal experience of how trauma and broken relationships between a child and a parent can impact many relationships in unexpected ways, crating since and unspoken tension. In this series I convey how the relationship between my grandparents and myself has changed due to the broken relationship between my parent and me. Through this series I convey how this is dealt with through a Polish cultural lens through the setting of my grandparents apartment.