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Teen Creates NSFW Series That Highlights The Aftermath Of Sexual Assault

This project conveys a powerful message about sexual assault. Deceptively beautiful, it's worth viewing.

Credit: Emma Krenzer

Cliche as it might be, an image is worth a thousand words – if not more. Just take a look at the following project produced by 19-year-old student Emma Krenzer for her art course at Nebraska Wesleyan University. At first glance, the project is colorful and deceptively beautiful. Upon further inspection, it shocks the audience by depicting the ‘invisible’ aftermath of sexual assault. As Bored Panda points out, it’s as powerful as it is shocking.

Krenzer began by taking a photo of her friend then printing a life-size copy of it. She then painted it with her fingers and made a legend to the “map” that shows people what each color represents. Reportedly, the student made the NSFW project after returning home from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

“I made this project largely for myself to actually visualize the lasting impact that touch can have on an individual,” she commented. “I thought about what was true for myself, and also, what I perceived to be commonly true for people in general, when I mapped out these touches.”

After sharing the piece on Twitter, it quickly went viral. The project garnered more than 125k shares and over 300k likes. The simple art project speaks volumes and leaves the spectator with an impressionable message long after it’s been viewed.

This powerful project was made by a 19-year-old student.

Credit: Emma Krenzer

Emma Krenzer created it after participating in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

Credit: Emma Krenzer

“I made this project largely for myself to actually visualize the lasting impact that touch can have on an individual.”

Credit: Emma Krenzer

Credit: Emma Krenzer

“I thought about what was true for myself, and also, what I perceived to be commonly true for people in general, when I mapped out these touches.”

Credit: Emma Krenzer

It leaves the spectator feeling shaken long after it’s been viewed.

Credit: Emma Krenzer

The project went viral shortly after it was shared on Twitter: 

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