Cerisia Ta'Torin has been wowing visitors this month with her colourful illustrations and poetry book which is part of the FRINGE Book Festival later this month
The imagery that Cerisia has created for this exhibition are memories throughout her time in Cornwall. She moved to Cornwall when she was 16 and now at 41, has gathered a fair few memories. These range from my early years in Newlyn, Mousehole, Penzance and studying at Penwith college to settling more into her roots on the Lizard peninsula. Some of her memories are happy and some are more melancholic, but all have a place in her heart and she wouldn’t be where she is today without all of those experiences.
In 2020 when the first lockdown began Cerisia had some time to really think about her creative business, where she wanted it to go and what the future to look like. Over the last 6 months, Cerisia has been working with expert poet, author and tutor Alison Howlett on her new illustrated poetry book. And with the help of funding from Cultivator she published her first book, My Heart Lives Here In July 2021
My heart lives here is an emotional book tackling topics that often stay hidden within society. It was her intention to bring awareness to the emotional, psychological and social well-being that can affect people’s lives. This book is a journey that pushes through the pain to discovery. An awareness to accept oneself as a whole even with a few broken bits. To love oneself completely.
Cerisia will be talking about her stunningly illustrated book and treating visitors with a live drawing session on October 22nd @16;00pm as part of the Penryn FRINGE Book Festival this weekend. Over two days sixteen local authors will be delighting audiences with an insight into their books, inspiration and journey into writing.
See Cerisia's exhibition and buy her poetry book