Art as Therapy
Georgia O’Keeffe, famous for her vibrant floral paintings, commented, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” Art can be a powerful voice for one who struggles to find accurate words to express emotions.
Whether one draws, paints, sculpts, writes poetry, acts on stage, or plays music, one’s ability to convey a moment’s experience to another human being is contained in art. One does not need to possess professional or even refined skills for communication through art to occur. Many have been touched by a stick figure drawing from a child.
When I struggle to find the words to communicate my feelings, I will try to say my truth through art.