A Silent Story Book
A Silent Story is a wordless graphic art novel by Katie m. Berggren
A Silent Story is a zoomed-back view of how the unexpected ending of a relationship can cause confusion, shame and hurt. Through vulnerable and relatable character artwork, A Silent Story takes its character from a state of joy, through loss and pain resulting from a break-up… ending with renewed hope, happiness, companionship and contentment.
A Silent Story stemmed from the writing and art therapy that I poured myself into after a friendship loss. A heartbreak. A deafening silence between two souls. A ghosting.
You don’t read this book, you experience it fully.
“I cannot count the number of times I have wept over the beautiful paintings portraying The Seeker’s journey through heartbreak and hope. Through intense and deeply intentional artistry, Katie’s Seeker carries us through too-familiar and vulnerable territory to a place where our hearts can begin to rejoice again. A Silent Story is heart wrenching, healing, and hugely purposeful in a world where so many of us wear the scars of a broken relationship and need this validation that we are not alone. Thank you so much Katie for what you have done here, your paintings strum the heartstrings and give new life to The Seeker in all of us. The book is truly gorgeous, the quality is absolutely lovely and it is the perfect size to revel in the artwork.” ~ Dana Pecoraro
EU & UK buyers: order your copy through KmBerggren’s Etsy shop
This silent visual narrative of happiness and heartache has reached collectors’ hearts, and is told through colorful and emotional paintings of a vulnerable subject named The Seeker. The Seeker was first created in 2007 by Katie m. Berggren, see the evolution of The Seeker here.
The Seeker has long legs to stand tall, but also to fold in on themselves; a long body that can arch in triumph, stretch with joy, or double-over from grief.
“I have gazed through the pages of A Silent Story many times, each time finding new symbolism, like a treasure hunt! My favorite page is The Seeker crying into a pillow with the moon. It is full of emotional freedom to pass through the depths of sorrow ❤️ I love it all! You’ve represented yourself and all women very beautifully!” ~ Julie Bird, author of I Love You When You’re Stinky
A Silent Story is a wordless graphic novel of heartbreak & hope. From joy through pain, and back to joy again. Here is an example of the transformation this book provides for the character, The Seeker. From heartbreak to hope.
“I am so drawn towards The Seeker. I feel her emotions so deeply, she is very real and very honest – in her true feelings and vulnerability. Sometimes it’s difficult to describe what pain really feels like – the mental type, especially for those of us who feel it very deeply. When I look at her, I know that I am not alone, I know that there are other people that feel life, love, pain and happiness as deeply as I do.” ~ M.O.
Over the process of sharing The Seeker with my community, I’ve been blown-away by the number of people who have felt her, recognized her and wrote to tell me about how The Seeker made them feel:
“This is a beautiful gift you have created… that subtle nod/appreciation of the journey we go on… It is an empathetic, compassionate, creative all-knowing interpretation of life. My interpretation of what you were conveying might not be 100% accurate. But it caused me to literally ball my eyes out crying at work, because it touched my heart and gave me goosebumps.” ~ A.O.
“I experienced a whole wide range of emotions looking at each of the paintings and being reminded how many similar experiences we all share throughout life, where the details may differ, but the bigger picture is so similar for so many of us. And it helps to not feel so alone.” ~ M.P.