Art Therapy

“Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.” (Source: wikipedia.com) 

We have all had that moment where we were just fed up of someone or something and we just need to get it out. Some people run a 5k, some may throw things and scream in frustration, I do art! Mixed media and sculpting are my outlets.  This particular piece was sculpted with an air dry clay called Creative Paper Clay.  

It is called “Bad Mind” which in our Jamaican culture means a person who is jealous of you. Of course being an “ugly” sculpture I went all out, exaggerating all the details just enough to keep them real. The big “spliff” came to me as I was sculpting. She actually is a marijuana smoker which may account for some of the behavior. The middle finger represents, well, the middle finger she showed me in traffic!!!! Anyhow, it all came out in this fabulous sculpture and I can’t help but smile each time I pass her sitting on my side table. 😁 


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