76 x 101.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
This painting is inspired by interpersonal therapy. Also known as the ‘talking cure’, this therapeutic process requires active involvement by two people. Rather than a passive listener, the psychotherapist engages with the experience of the patient. The mechanism whereby healing occurs during therapy is through neural integration, involving high levels of empathy and insight from the therapist to transform dissociation of experience into integration. In these optimal conditions, healing occurs. In neurological terms, this process involves the rewiring of brain pathways.
About the artist:
The mystery of human existence is one that I explore through both art and science, two disciplines which overlap in my work. An artist and psychologist, I draw inspiration from my academic investigations. My work explores psychological phenomena, concepts and theories including dreams, therapy, mindfulness, or neuroscience. My paintings often focus on aspects that hold potential for improving psychological well-being. I attempt to create art works that are conducive to improved well-being and deeper states; Paintings that focus the mind, silence inner chatter, for the achievement of deeper states of mind.
Join Dwell Time on the Penistone Line for a unique workshop in poetry and drawing on train tickets.
Get onboard the 10:12 – 11:28 Huddersfield to Sheffield and/or 11:35 – 12:50 Sheffield to Huddersfield trains at any station to join in a free, relaxed and informal workshop using train tickets to create poems and art works.
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Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Produced and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley & Lenny Szrama in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. Founded in 2018. Currently funded by Penistone Line Partnership, ACORP, Northern & CrossCountry.
I am obsessed with photographing water mostly the sea. Seeing the images in my ‘minds eye’ is a devotional experience.
My ‘Sea Poetry’ Images’ are created while in a state of ‘Social Mystification’ which I transfigure into sublime canvases of Reposeful and Spiritual Contemplation’.
‘Sea Poetry’ embodies the work of Karl Marx, Aristotle, John Berger, Rothko, Kazimir Malevich and John Piper.