ArtQuench TV Memories and Demons An inspirational story about a woman who has conquered her demons by using her creative talent.

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Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

ArtQuenchMagazine and ArtQuench TV Present Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill . Some stories were meant to be shared with the world, even when the story holds much pain. An inspirational story about a woman who has conquered her demons by using her creative talent.

Artist’s Statement

Childhood memories are not always happy ones. Domestic violence, loss of a parent, alcoholism, and neglect are just some of the situations that can scar young innocents and which cross all economic or geographical boundaries. I wanted to photograph this extensive repository of anguish, using dolls to evoke the fear, loneliness, and anger that all children, at times, experience.


I used older style dolls with cloth bodies to represent the very young in situations that portray sad and painful memories. The aged, cracked patina of their faces signifies the trauma and scars they endure and their expressions gave me a starting point for their stories.

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MEMORIES AND DEMONS memorializes the challenging and difficult situations that leave young children feeling helpless and vulnerable. These photographs are based on my earliest recollections, as well as stories told to me during my research for this project. There is universality to the wounds that young people feel, wounds that can haunt them forever.

– Kathy Curtis Cahill


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If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, or if you are a child who is being maltreated, contact your local child protective services office or law enforcement agency so professionals can assess the situation. Many States have a toll-free number to call to report suspected child abuse or neglect.


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