Saturday, February 23, 2008

Beauty, Art and Therapy


My friend Dani is an art therapist. When looking at my work she always analyzes me, rather than my art. She pointedly asks, "What were you thinking when you drew this?" Or, "How does this image make you feel." I simply chuckle at her, smile and ignore telling her to stop shrinking my brain.

Her comment on this piece includes the psycho-babble that I love her for: "This is really a significant piece. I love the tension between the green and the diagonal red and wine colors. This piece must have come from deep in your subconscious..."

To be honest, I have no idea where my inspiration is derived from. Most of the time, I find a model--a photograph, magazine clipping or even a poem and start from there; my creativity a force unto itself.

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8 comments:

Emma said...

Ah! Beautiful piece! I always love your blog and your art! Thank you for adding a little color to my day!

High Desert Diva said...

I don't like to analyze the creative force too much...it's there...I'm ever so grateful

Angie said...

hehe your friend is so cute - it's kinda like free psycho-analysis. I agree that I don't know where my inspiration comes from - and that I work with what looks good together to me.

UniqueNurseGranny said...

A moving piece.

Cakespy said...

I agree, don't question the source too much! Just be thankful for whatever it is, cos you have it!

Diana Evans said...

oh how cool that she analyzes your work...thanks for popping by or I would not have found your blog...

great stuff...

Cheers,
Diana

rivkysart said...

I think that the psychoanalysis isn't that far off. It's like your brain takes a break when you're painting, but you do the best thinking. It's quite an interesting phenomenon.

KNITTING ART said...

Hello,
We,teachers used to analyze the thoughts, when looking at chidrens' works in art lessons.But for us "creativity" is fun...
Have a good weekend,