Landscape organizes everything within sight.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Visualizing Reality: Art as Therapy

Early modern alchemists tried to combine science, visual art, and theology by freely associating image, natural world, and psychological reality.

How you associate things changes who you are. Who you are changes the world.

Thus Paracelsus claimed that a woman who fantasized about strawberries would give birth to a child with a strawberry-shaped birthmark.

Thus the visual arts pick apart and piece back together again images of a world, which means reconstructing a new cosmology.

Link: Reality Frameworks, where you too can learn employ the ancient art of drawing your own universe as therapy.


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