Art, Abuse & Art SOLUTIONS
Sheena wrote: "Me and my school are doing this project called 'Passion Project' and we all have different topics and my topic is 'Art and Abuse' so i was wondering if you could give me more information?"
Subject: Art and Abuse Project
Message: Me and my school are doing this project called 'Passion Project' and we all have different topics and my topic is 'Art and Abuse' so i was wondering if you could give me more information, if you could, about my topics if you could respond to me thank you for reading this message.
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Silvia Hartmann responds:
And what happens when you then pass on all that pain to other people? Of course, all the people out there who have to see/feel that in exhibitions or hanging it on the wall, get more pain out of it as well.
The question I want to ask each and every artist, be they abuse victims or not, is this.
The energy of "abuse paintings" or any kind of "abuse art" - demonic nightmares from the classics included! - transmits negative and disturbed energies. This can be extremely dangerous for artists who enter into a feedback loop with their own pain on an ongoing basis.
That's not just so for visual artists, but for all artists, no matter if they write songs from states of the deepest misery, or weld steel together in these states.
Entering deep negative high stress states is exhausting and very bad for mental health as well as physical health.
Surrounding yourself constantly with your problems is extremely bad for you - so don't do it anymore.
Step away from the canvas and instead of wanting to share all that pain, start looking for the SOLUTIONS, the REMEDIES, the HEALING you so obviously still need.
The beautiful thing is that art is absolutely the most wonderful, most powerful, most personal way to find YOUR HEALING.
There has to be a healing intention, and we truly need to learn to ask the Art Solutions question.
This is across the board, and all the time. Photography students love to photograph bedraggled homeless people. It's a good route to good marks in art school, a lovely social comment, yada, yada ..
Photograph THE SOLUTION to homelessness. Even start to think in that direction.
Artists are the leaders of thought and philosophy in society. We're not here to be press reporters who document how bad it all is!
We are here to present the CREATIVE SOLUTIONS.
Artists, change the world!