The ongoing conversation and dialogue that take place as a result of the creative process is the method by which focus on self shifts to focus on connecting to and making sense of the world; It is in this way art-making is therapeutic, the creative process is transformative, and engaging with others is what makes it dynamic.
The female alphas indoctrinated and imprisoned by false beliefs cannot remain so for long and will eventually fight their way out of captivity to reclaim what is rightfully theirs: their identity, their strength, their independence, their birthright.
We seek to steady ourselves with egocentric pursuits in a futile effort to separate from the herd and disappear into it simultaneously…we expand outwardly and separately away from one another, in a constant state of uncontrollable motion and eternal chaos, grasping for one another in the darkness as we furtively conceal ourselves behind masks of guilt, ego and shame. What is it that has you running circles inside your head? Do you even know anymore?
A documentary filmmaker followed a self-taught cave-digger for a period of three years. The result was so astounding that the film was nominated for an Academy Award. Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation, made with nothing more than hand tools, takes him years to complete…
I thought I’d shake things up a bit and make #10 one of my three-dimensional creations. I’m really curious to see what people see in this piece. I was totally going with the flow and just pulled it together. I wasn’t consciously thinking about anything…but I was listening to some podcast-like programming whilst working on this,…
Sometimes I re-purpose things I’ve previously created, breathe new life into objects from someone else’s past or tinker with little broken things until they somehow look as though they were always intended.
From time to time, I find myself amazed at some of the things that seem to fall out of my mouth when responding to clients or that I later read in one of my notebooks. While I am continually practicing my listening skills and honing my skills as a therapist, I am also working on myself. I am a bookworm and I put just as much effort and energy into developing my professional skills as I do trying to decode the enigma that is my own existence.