6 episodes

Depicting the Invisible, a portrait series of veterans suffering from PTSD by artist Susan J. Barron, served as the basis for this podcast. Her work came in direct response to the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. Barron's portrait series had an extended run at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Through interviews by the artist, this podcast hopes to continue the discussions that her work has begun, and shine a light on the power of art, the epidemic of PTSD and suicide, Military sexual assault, and the power of music to heal. Episodes were produced and edited by Mike Foley.

Depicting the Invisible Susan J. Barron

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Depicting the Invisible, a portrait series of veterans suffering from PTSD by artist Susan J. Barron, served as the basis for this podcast. Her work came in direct response to the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. Barron's portrait series had an extended run at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Through interviews by the artist, this podcast hopes to continue the discussions that her work has begun, and shine a light on the power of art, the epidemic of PTSD and suicide, Military sexual assault, and the power of music to heal. Episodes were produced and edited by Mike Foley.

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Ken Weinert with guest motivational speaker Josh Mantz

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Ken Weinert with guest motivational speaker Josh Mantz

    Artist Susan J Barron discusses her portrait of Pt. Ken Weinert with Josh Mantz, a motivational speaker and process philosopher focused on trauma, consciousness, and near-death experiences. They discuss both Josh and Ken’s near death experiences, what it is like to die, Josh’s military service, PTSD, the concept of moral injury and the power of ancient philosophy to heal trauma.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Damon Zeigler with Dr. Craig Bryan

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Damon Zeigler with Dr. Craig Bryan

    Artist Susan J. Barron and Dr. Craig Bryan have a wide ranging dialogue around subjects such as Depicting the Invisible, veteran suicide prevention, hopeful new approaches to PTSD treatments, and Dr. Bryan's life-changing experiences in Iraq that cemented his commitment to saving lives. Barron's portrait of Sgt. Damon Zeigler, who sadly took his own life, is the catalyst for the conversation. This work is currently on exhibition at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus.

    • 53 min
    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Rena Trotter with political artist Sue Coe

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Rena Trotter with political artist Sue Coe

    Sue Coe is one of the foremost political artists working today. She has been called the greatest living practitioner of confrontational revolutionary art. In this episode of the Depicting the Invisible podcast, Susan and Sue discuss Rena Trotter's portrait and military sexual assault. They talk about their individual art practices, and the power of art to inspire and collectively heal.

    • 51 min
    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Danielle Diamantara with Lt. General Michael Ferriter

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Danielle Diamantara with Lt. General Michael Ferriter

    Artist Susan J. Barron discusses her portrait of Danielle Diamantara with Three Star General Michael Ferriter, CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. General Ferriter discusses issues of military sexual assault and a path to eradication, as well as his role as the CEO of a national museum representing the veterans experience.

    • 50 min
    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Akeem Brewster with guest Samir Bitar

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Akeem Brewster with guest Samir Bitar

    Artist Susan J. Barron discusses her portrait of Sgt. Akeem Brewster with Samir Bitar, a leader in the museum field. Samir expresses his own personal experiences with PTSD, suicide, and Veterans homelessness. He discusses his role at the Smithsonian and the role of museums in our national dialogue.

    • 42 min
    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Brian Torres with guest Stephen Bradford

    Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Brian Torres with guest Stephen Bradford

    Artist Susan J. Barron discusses her portrait of Sgt. Brian Torres with guest Stephen Bradford, also a veteran suffering from PTSD. Stephen shares his story of PTSD and multiple acts of suicide. He discusses how music saved him, and how he works to share the healing power of music with others. Then listen to the Stephen Bradford Band Live from Scottsdale, Az.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Scottfadynich ,

Wonderful topic we should not have to address

What an important topic. This podcast, based on the powerful portrait series by artist Susan J. Barron, addresses the critical issue of veterans suffering from PTSD. At the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Barron's exhibition raises awareness about the disturbingly high number of veteran suicides. This podcast skillfully delves into diverse topics like art, PTSD, suicide, military sexual assault, and the healing powers of music, featuring insightful interviews conducted by the artist.

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Incredible stories

So moving and so timely. We need much more attention on this issue. Beautifully done.

Mama G Bear ,

Great Listen

It’s wonderful to hear you accentuating the strength from within towards healing.

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