The Scarlet Cord
Awareness and Healing for Pornography, Rape, and Child Sex Trafficking
Red Jeans Redemption and The Scarlet Cord, based off my ArtPrize 2014 sex trafficking exhibit, offer site-specific installations. Clients can commission an exhibit, showcase a collection of gallery-style paintings, or book a presentation and film. The gallery collection raises awareness for sexual abuse, rape, and those affected by the commercial sex industry, and includes powerful stories of healing. The interactive exhibits give visitors a chance to speak and respond.
The Scarlet Cord Film, recorded during the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix, highlights how the survivors of trafficking experienced a sense of new beginnings through the art. The work also explains specific steps for concerned citizens to help eradicate trafficking.
Red Jeans Redemption gives voice to the hidden stories—written on red jeans by anonymous survivors of sexual abuse and rape and sex trafficking survivors from Sacred Beginnings—as each one finds redemption.
Students interact with the Red Jeans Redemption exhibit at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
The Red Jeans Redemption exhibit can be expanded to include audience engagement and Pamela's live painting performance, as shown at the SEE: Solutions to End Exploitation event. During this segment, audience members write ways they can be part of the solution onto scraps of red denim. Pamela then incorporates the responses into a large canvas painting during the event.
Life Words, created for Manasseh Project, endeavors to change the negative and hateful narrative spoken against sex trafficked children into healing and affirmation.
The Scarlet Web, an interactive work exhibited at Grand Valley State University, portrays bondage and demands freedom for the children enslaved in the commercial sex industry.
At a 2018 Miss Michigan event, The Scarlet Cord collaborated with Lakeshore Human Trafficking Task Force to promote healing and to help raise awareness for rape and sex trafficking.
Pamela also has coached high school and college students in creating their own unique projects.
The Scarlet Cord Videos
Judge Patricia Gardner utilizes The Scarlet Cord Film in the Kent County Courthouse of Grand Rapids, Michigan as an educational tool for juveniles to learn about sex trafficking and its personal impact.
Almost 400,000 individuals have participated in Pamela's hands-on installations since 2010. Drawing on her own journey towards restoration, her work continues to expand to new communities, focusing on finding solutions to life's challenges. Contact Pamela today to commission an interactive exhibit, virtual experience, or inspiring presentation—utilizing art as a healing tool.