Meta~morph~osis: a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.
Enter a site with the power to transform. Join a community working together for a safe and healthy world for children. Invest in a vision of new life. Transform . . . .
Metamorphosis is a store all about transformation. The art available here – on calendars and coffee mugs, t-shirts and tote bags – has all been created by children and teens who have learned something of change and transformation. What they all have in common is that they have experienced abuse in one form or another, and they have all been through a journey of healing at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County, Oregon. What they bring to their art is their own unique images of the world around them, of themselves, and of their hopes and dreams. Each one is different, unique, and each offers a glimpse into their world through the art presented here.
The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is the place children and teens come when they have been abused to tell their story, to receive medical and therapy services, and – for some – to participate in a year-long mentoring program. Through this, they deepen their journeys of change within a community of peers supported by adults who are trained in the processes of transformation. Each summer they take professional art classes and create works of beauty they may not have imagined possible. Those of us who work with them are all changed through the cycles each year of this program, and now we offer that possibility to you.
Enter the store and flutter about. Let your heart be drawn to an image that captures you. Click a button and let it magically come to you. Participate in our collective version of the butterfly emerging from the cocoon. Through this action, you will allow more children and teens the opportunity to join our community and bring their offerings to this site. Transformation begins here . . . . .