Art As Therapy

Art As Therapy

These images are all the work of Susanne, a woman who lives on the west coast of Sweden. I found her work on DeviantArt; she runs the Art-Psychology group on there…and openly admits to using art as a form of therapy, along with any writing she does to go alongside it. I didn’t have the time to read everything but certainly enough to know this is someone who is not only sensitive but actively engaged in a dialogue with herself. And no, not ALL artists are sensitive and conscious of the therapeutic process going on within. The writing is in Swedish, and I had to rely on good old Google Translate to do the hard stuff, and I only wish I was able to make more sense of the details. What I did manage to grasp - Susanne has plenty of shit going around her which has affected her mentally and emotionally and she consciously uses art and writing to not only express herself but to balance and calm her internal torment. 

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