By Naomi Brodner, BA Contemplative Art Therapy student
(See more from Naomi on her website)
My artistic process seeks to illuminate primordial symbols of the unconscious through collage and painting.
Creating art has the ability to bypass the conscious mind and access the non-lingual, intuitive hemisphere of the brain. This enables me to tap into deeply unconscious inner and outer psychic material, which reveals itself through my artwork.
Using an intuitive and automatic process, I instinctively gather subjects from the material world: magazines, photo journals, online publications, and physical objects, etc; I fuse these everyday reproductions and experiences of the collective together through a process of paint and print, casting them into revitalized projections of ageless visual archetypes.
I become a catalyst, channeling co-creativity, and my artistic practice a symbiotic dance, imagination and paintbrush hand in hand. I like to call it magic.
Once finished, these creative works aspire to transcend familiar symbols, shedding new light on the mysterious relationships between the personal and collective unconscious. Harnessing the unceasing power of creation, art reveals a luminous doorway between outer and inner space. Open it.
Naomi is also starting an Art Therapy and Dreams group to help facilitate others’ intuitive artistic and unconscious processes. Contact Naomi at email@example.com for more details.