ART THERAPY – Painting a new future one line and one color at a time
This page will no longer be updated with new art therapy drawings. All art therapy pieces are listed under the category art therapy.
I’ve included a new Therapy Doll Gallery on my art site.
This art therapy gallery hosts drawings and other artwork in expression of being a survivor of sexual assault/rape and incest. The gallery also has drawings in expression of life with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Although the list of disorders seems long these are common symptoms and disorders that develop in the wake of childhood and early adulthood abuse.
These drawings can not be used without permission from the artist. If you’d like to use or purchase one of these therapy pieces please contact the owner of Sundrip via the email address on the sidebar.
Strong and beautiful life sometimes grows from roots in the foulest manure – Tom Akers.
Art Therapy Color Significance and Symbols
Red: red is sometimes anger but mostly it symbolizes strength, stamina, self worth and positive inner feelings.
Blue and shades of purple symbolize birth rights such as the right to feel safe.
Green – growth
Yellow- cowardly acts, fearfulness, weakness, filth and deplorable acts.
Orange (mix of red and yellow) = ambiguity
The color black has come to mean that something or someone is hollow, empty or lifeless.
The twisted feet in many of my images symbolizes the club foot I had corrected early on.
Nudity has to do with being exposed and laid bare before everyone and everything. Nothing is mine, not my thoughts, my body, space or feelings.
Flowers primarily symbolize emotions that feel too unsafe to vocalize. It’s as if I hide the true feeling inside the bloom. A single stem usually indicates that I feel closed up and shut down, unable to express what I’m feeling. Large, looming sunflowers indicate feeling overwhelmed and as if I have few options. Flowers are very symbolic in my art work especially the amount of them or lack thereof.
People hanging from trees can be seen in my art. Though it may appear to be suicide it is not. Hanging figures are my way of showing that emotion has become so strong it feels as if it will kill me. Usually the figure hanging is holding a single flower. Sometimes the figure is shown with flowers just below the feet as it hangs from the tree. Further explanation of this type of drawing can be found here.
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