Art as Therapy
How art helps us grow and evolve our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world we live in.
Art helps us to revisit the value of ordinary things like the pretty colours in a splash of morning light on a table cloth or the familiar and nostalgic aspects of old beer cans.Art embraces appreciation.
Our day-to-day lives influence the balance of our emotionalmake up.We gain balance through art by taking a moment to observe,judge and appreciate things we don’t normally see and our responses to them.
Art can move us to tears.Beautiful art can bring tears of joy.Experiencing such heart-warming feelings about it encourages us to hope for the same for ourselves.
When we see a picture of something we haven’t personally experienced or of an emotion that we don’t have a personal context for, we can take the time to think about it, reach to it, and emphatise with. Art promotes self-growth.
Art doesn’t just increase our capacity for joy , it validates our sorrows. Art provides a different perspective or vantage point from which to survey our own sadness and find a way to deal with it.