The Wayward Artist... how to practice
Finding Spirit through Matter Workshops
a Jungian approach to Making
In April, 2009, I began a series of workshops at Stone Ridge Healing Arts in Stone Ridge, NY which explored object-making as a practice for understanding more about our internal, emotional, unconscious landscapes. By quickly making simple 2-D and 3-D objects, we were able to "catch and express" or "catch and release" moments of interior reality. We uttered or outered them and moved right along. It was a kind of psychic flypaper.
These workshops had been developing for several years. mostly disguised as errant rustic workshops. At Stone Ridge, they presented themselves as a variation on Carl Jung's work with Active Imagination... a method of dialoguing with our other s'elves. A few comments from these workshops:
"I still feel the excitement of that day. It was a breath of fresh air-- counteracting all the art school lessons and rules I'd learned. I have this wild side that will not quit." EB
The next ones are at the Woodlanders Gathering in Warwick in August, then back at Stone Ridge Healing Arts in September.
SHOW ME WHAT WE MAKE! this and that