Art therapy journal

Keeping an art therapy journal to ‘draw’ your responses to dilemmas, issues and challenges that you are experiencing is a useful practice. Today, I drew this image to reflect my responses to my conflicting commitments ie to work versus to immerse myself more

Sharpening my focus

 I am trying to explore too many questions in considering my response to the ‘posing model’. My over-arching research question  is ‘How have the experiences of disability and disablement historically been portrayed and expressed in the visual arts, and in particular, drawing?’ This

The politics of life drawing

The politics of life drawing ranges across many domains eg the politics of socio-economic class and gender, immigrant politics, ideal beauty politics et al. My focus at present is on the disability politics of life drawing.  At the moment, my “Big

Mimesis

Mimesis (/maɪˈmiːsəs/; Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” …) … carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the