A Vertical Split is a Psychiatric term used to describe a defense mechanism often developed by individuals who have experienced severe trauma (usually out of consciousness) that has not been worked through. It is a reaction to the feelings and behaviors which were initially experienced through trauma and is portrayed by the individual through an opposing personality style. 


This sculpture is made from white stoneware clay and has a faux bronze finish with a wash of acrylic paint and colored wax. 

The Vertical Split