Press Release: Artist Ali Waller Inspires Survivors of Abuse with Art
Ali Waller inspires Chattanoogans with an art showcase on January 8, 2022.
Globally recognized for her inspirational work, Ali Waller returns to
Chattanooga to showcase her two pieces titled “mommy” and “/200”, along
with the work of Eunice Lunsford titled “They Would Never”. These pieces
each explore the topic of surviving abuse, whether sexual, domestic,
emotional, or religious, and can be seen on January 8 at 1302 S Willow St in
Photo by Chandler Kim
Ali Waller found inspiration for this show from her personal journey of healing
from abuse. Her work “/200” features plaster casts of women’s bodies, and
the display of these casts are intended to mimic high art witnessed in
cathedrals through a modernized lens.
For the project “/200”, Chattanooga makes up 600 of the 1,140 survivors Ali
has cast, and the project has been uplifted through the various communities
within Chattanooga that find inspiration in Ali’s work. The project is a lifelong
work and Ali hopes to “continue in contemporary art fields creating all
consuming spaces for people to walk through, meditate, and discuss”.
Photo by Imani Givertz
Anyone is welcome to be casted by Ali and to find the link to being casted,
follow Ali on her Instagram. Through Ali’s social media, people
can donate to the project, find support groups, and find access to the
Chattanooga resource list of affordable or alternative mental health services.