The Healing Power of Art

Corinne Lightweaver, Vashon artist and Time Bank Member, talks about her hot-off-the-press book and the process of art making and healing through art.

Author Corinne Lightweaver is an artist and writer. Her artistic journey began in painting, with wildlife as her favorite subject, and also included forays into other media, such as ceramics. A diagnosis of breast cancer led her to discover collage and assemblage, an apt metaphor for piecing her life and body together again, leading to the body of work published in her first book, In the Breast of Health: Healing from Cancer through Art. Her new book The Psyche’s Gifts: Art, Art Making, and the Journey from Mental Illness and Mental Wellness is available at booksellers and on Amazon.

Thank you, Corinne, for sharing about your art and healing journey. We are also grateful to Deborah Perpetua for facilitating the Teach-In and to Kim Clark for video editing.

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