Super Beauty: All that Spills out When My Heart Breaks
30 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas
Opening Reception June 12, 2015 6-9pm
Please join me in Fishers, Indiana at Fishers City Hall. I am part of a group show and I will be showing my newest paintings that are a part of an ongoing creative renewal series. Each of these paintings has layers and layers of meaning and symbols connected to my clinical relationships and to my personal life. This series of paintings grant me a way to care in the deepest ways possible about the trauma and the healing processes that I am witness to in my work as an art therapist.
I do not pre-plan my paintings but instead I let them guide me, I remain open to where they tell me we are going. When I work with acrylics on canvas, it opens me up to examining my clinical work in a way that supports and informs me. Each painting tells a story about the relationship to self and what happens when one puts effort into examining the psyche and reconnecting the heart, body, and the mind after trauma.
I feel it is important to share this work because it establishes a ground breaking connection to my clinical work and to my exploration of self and the energies that motivate me. When you look at these paintings my hope is that you will connect with the compassion that they were created with and that they ignite something within you.
These original paintings are part of a collection that is not for sale at this time. If you fall in love with any of the images simply contact me as prints of the paintings are always available.
This painting is the cover art for Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives by Juliet King (editor). Inside you will fine a brief explanation of the clinical work it is both based on and inspired by.