This painting was created by a Strive Centre Vancouver participant. He expressed that his artwork is part of his healing journey and wishes to remain anonymous. Below is a dedication in his own words.
I have an Acquired Brain Injury and have struggled to find proper services since 2010. In 2016 I heard about the Strive Centre and my friend Dana had come here with me to help me find better services. Although we all suffer differing effects of our head injuries, it is the staff at the Strive Centre who have shown me the most compassion and understanding of my condition. Without the Strive Centre we are very vulnerable and susceptible to some of the more predatory behaviours of others. The Strive Centre provides us with a “sanctuary” from some of the tribulations of society.
In 2014, I produced the painting titled, “Wood Duck Sanctuary”. The painting also harbours Black-capped Chickadees, Cardinals, and in my hearts we, “the vulnerable” are the same and in need of a safe place to be. I dedicate this painting titled “Wood Duck Sanctuary” to all who have ever worked at the Strive Centre believing there is hope for all. ~Anonymous
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