First Aid for Artists & Other Wounded Souls

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Background:

The First Aid Cabinet for Artists & Other Wounded Souls started with the basic need of providing first aid supplies to studio renters at the crucible.  Though there are a number of wall mounted first aid stations located in the building, they are only in the shared access areas and studio renters cannot access them after hours.

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American Capitalism exploits our creative contributions: May we be sustained.  First Aid: giving away fancy dollars to help with depletion.  Ted Purves claimed the art give away is a form  of resistance—I hope so!

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Heard that metta meditation can be healing; however, the few times I have tried it I have sank deeper into the pit of my own pain and suffering.   As an artist, I experience flow–a merging of who I am and what I am doing –when making things.  Creating the First Aid Cabinet For Artists & Other Wounded Souls brings me joy.  The process becomes my practice–awareness of each detail, the weight of each option and decision– holding the dialectics of concept and aesthetics; production and editing; self and other, the process serves as my own metta meditation for healing.  Envisioning my work  touching others helps  me feel connected.

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Healing in the making.  Making the cabinet, making the doors,  cutting and painting the  glass serves as my focused practice.

IMG_6144Measuring, making shelves and boxes assuring everything has its own perfect place.

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logos and labels for treatments…

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Collected the Jokes for heart broken artists from folks at the crucible.  I like the idea that people contributed to an other’s healing (without even knowing where it would end up!)

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For Distress:

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Fuzzy blankets for the distressed.  Comfort filling the whole hole (well, actually just a mini-box prototype for the filling the whole/hole inside sculpture–that I plan to make whence I know what it feels like to not be broken. . . )

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For more INFO about my: Healing with the Crucible

 

 

 

 

 

 

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