November 26th, 2016
Being an artist gives me an opportunity to evangelize, educate and raise awareness of the power of art to our society. My belief and thus my message has been that art can promote healing of disease, build well-being and can revitalize healthcare environments.
My painting “Emotional Waves” displayed was a proud purchase by a well-known pain management doctor in Austin. It has received many complements and positive reviews from the patients and visitors which is gratifying and fulfilling.
Creative activity has always been recognized to have beneficial effects on health and the quality of life.It helps keep the individual resilient and accelerate recovery. Scientific studies have shown how art can do incredible things for your mind and body. A true testament from my own personal experience when I got involved in arts 5 years ago that opened a whole new world to me. First, it helped me focus on positive life experiences, relieving me of continuous preoccupation with questions on my situation. Second, it enhanced my self-worth and identity by providing me with opportunities to demonstrate challenge and achievement with confidence. Finally, it allowed me to express my thoughts in a symbolic manner. The relaxation and symptom reduction produced by creative expression opened pathways to emotional and physical healing. I would say, that is huge, not just for me but for anyone who is going through any kind of pain or grief. It also gives a viewer a different perspective to look at life experiences. In the words of Leonardo Da Vinci “The artist sees what others catch only a glimpse of."
A while ago, when I was asked if I would be interested in writing a guest post for a blog of Plovist.com I jumped in because I didn’t want to miss the chance about writing on something that I am so passionate about. It was my pleasure and I am thankful for the opportunity.
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