This is one of Anvor’s most personal projects. A gingerbread house is conventionally perceived as the symbol of happy domesticity,... Read More
This is one of Anvor’s most personal projects. A gingerbread house is conventionally perceived as the symbol of happy domesticity, the ideal portrait of a perfect family life. Anvor uses this form and meaning as a tool to live through the trauma of a difficult childhood, creating a meditative space to cope with the persistent feeling of not being loved as a child. Anvor says that the mission of her art is to give motivation and inspiration to people, who experienced abuse in childhood, people with invisible trauma like PTSD. In this context a gingerbread house is a very powerful symbol, because it is highly accessible, not intimidating, horizontal form of art. Its main function is that it welcomes a warm and unconciously childish emotional reaction before it calls for an intellectual challenge.