Art As Therapy

 

Art has a unique way of becoming a mirror. It shows us what lies beneath and can work at igniting discussion about what it is to lead a good life and the philosophical implications of such. Art can question our moral and ethical views, and create a platform for discourse with those around us. It can transcend verbal expression and sit at the seat of the soul. 

 

Art meets us where we are. On any given day, gazing at a work of art can effect us in different ways. Through the lens of our character, the fight we just had with our spouse, the worry we are carrying and the sorrow we may feel, all colour our perception and cognition. Food always tastes better when we are happy and content. Art can fill the void of soothing our flaws and reminding us about high ideals of what it is to be human – triumphant, full of beauty, mystery and the eternal dance with truth.

 

Why care about art? How does it relate to my life? What can art do to my mind and emotions to access psychological instability or unsureness. 

 

With much heart,
LAH