Art Healing the Artist

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I recently attended a workshop that asked participants to explore “What is the place of art in our lives today?”.  We spent time together photographing, discussing and then creating our own stories of how art impacts lives through composite photographs.. For this image I turned the lens on myself, telling my story.

I have always enjoyed being a photographer illuminating the world with my humble lens, but when the world collapsed around me, I got lost and afraid and laid my camera down. Ironically, it was my photography that pulled me back up and helped me learn to live again and see the world in all its glistening light. As artists, we sometimes want to hide from the most powerful healing agent there is: our own ability to create and thrive and be.