Art may be used celebrate a joyous occasion or memorialize a loss. A long ago client once said, “What I have learned from you is that I can have and hold two conflicting emotions at the same time and that this is healthy”. Art is able to help us see, acknowledge, define, and celebrate our simple joys and pleasures, as well as the very complex and layered. Today is the birthday for a new friend. Is there a better way to celebrate than to give her a painting of the ocean while wishing her oceans of joy, peace, and love? The meaning of the handmade gift may be more important than the painting.
NOTE: All art submissions are posted with a signed authorization to release confidential information. The cases are disguised. This means that they are a conglomerate of several cases, from three decades of work, and from a variety of locations across the United States and abroad.