I AM THE CANVAS
Can the creative process produce positive psychological change?
We all know the stories of artists who created great work but lived less than satisfying lives. Art history is filled with artists who suffered from self-destructive creative and life processes.
I was aware of these dangers when I started an artistic pursuit. The questions I asked were; “How do I avoid the fate of the artists that I was learning about?” “Could I turn art-making into a vehicle for psychological self-discovery that leads to a fuller and more satisfying life?” “Was this art or art therapy or both?” Read more