“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance… and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”
These words from author Henry James aptly summarize the significance of art in our lives. ‘Art therapy’ can mean a lot of things- a legitimate lifesaving medicinal practice, a regular addition to one’s self care routines, or even a way of educating children. In this episode, we discuss the parallel processes of creating and appreciating, + the state of art in the modern world.
1:39 – our formative experiences with art + opinions on art in school.
6:45 – using art therapy to communicate the unconscious.
20:19 – role of appreciating (versus ‘consuming’) art.
34:30 – ideas for boosting the presence of art in the world.