Since the beginning of time Art has been an important subject in society. I believe Art is a universal language. An example; if an Artist draws a hand, we all acknowledge in our own language that it is a hand. Artists can certainly speak to everyone through Art.
Art does not only bridge our language barriers. Art also heals. The question is how does Art Heal?
Scientific studies tell us that Art Heals by changing a person's physiology and attitude. The body's physiologic changes from one of tress to one of deep relaxation, from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration. Art puts a person in a different brain wave pattern, and affects a person's autonomic nervous system, their hormonal balance and their brain neurotransmitters.
Art affect every cell in the body instantly to create a healing physiology that changes the immune system and blood flow to all the organs. Art also immediately changes a person's perceptions of their world. Art changes attitude, emotional state, and pain perception. Art creates hope and positivity and helps people cope with difficulties. Art transforms a person's outlook and way of being in the world.
It is now known by neurophysiologists that Art, prayer, and healing all come from the same source in the body. They all are associated with similar brain wave patterns, mind body changes and they all are deeply connected in feeling and meaning. Art, prayer and healing all take us into our inner world, the world of imagery and emotion, of visions and feelings. This journey inward into what used to be called the spirit or soul and is now called the mind, is deeply healing. For healing comes to us from within. Our own healing resources are freed to allow our immune system to operate optimally and that is always how we heal. This is the contemporary version of freeing our healing energies and is now recognized to be crucial to healing. We go inward To The Creative Spiral together through Art.
Art does not only heal the ones who draw or paint. When my loved one was battling cancer I ran out of options in encouraging her and was inspired to paint a scene representing her as she fought for survival. She informed me that the painting was a major factor in her Journey To Recovery. The original painting is still hanging on the wall at her bedside.
My local Art group Pastel Oil Watercolor (P.O.W.) Artists along with other local Artists have been hosting Art Exhibition 'JOURNEY TO RECOVERY-ART HEALS'. My motive for creating this group is for all Artists to have discussions about the importance of Art in our lives both as motivation and healing!
Uploaded Art must relate to Art Heals and have an inspirational line!