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Jessica Matson-Fluto stands in front of a charcoal self-portrait at the Rourke Art Gallery. Such pieces have helped the artist work through her attack six years ago. John Lamb / The Forum

Artist finds therapy in work after suffering 'life-altering assault'

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Step into the front room at the Rourke Art Gallery, and you'll be greeted by a rather stern, hard and cold face. Drawn in charcoal on white canvas, it's a dark head, nearly floating above the faint line of a shirt collar, with heavy shadows covering the eyes.


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