"The primary benefit of practicing art, whether well or badly, is that it enables one's soul to grow."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Links to Wander Around and Through
Mandalas - The Mandala Project is a non-profit project dedicated to promoting peace through art and education.
Artists who inspire our work at Healing Icons
Frida Kahlo - "I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to...My painting carries with it the message of pain. "
Remedios Varo an intuitive, mystical, imaginative, spiritual artist whose magical persona was captured by Janet Kaplan in her book Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys. If you enjoy her work, you will love this read.
Leslie Dill lives in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by a book of Emily Dickenson's poems her mother gave her when she was in her 40's, Leslie felt the words leap off the page and lodge themselves deep within her psyche. It was those words, sparse gems of repressed feelings and focused observation, that changed the direction of her life and her art. Make sure to watch the documentary which will certainly fire up your creative juices.
Joseph Cornell This website, Navigating the Imagination, says it all!
Lenore Tawney's vitality was grounded in an openness to new ideas and new people—the embrace of the human condition as a journey. A passage from a favorite book marked in her hand reads: “The spiritual path, the path of purification, of emancipation, of liberation, is a path where we change our inner nature.”
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