Stumbling upon some paintings she made 16 years ago while being treated for cancer, Viney Kirpal is reminded of the meditative power of art-making, and its ability to help us get through trauma.
Thank you Annapurna. Yes I live in Pune. Have you been there?
Thank you Sari.
I'm feeling overwhelmed with your response!
Thanks, Genevieve. You are so kind.
Thank you, Alicia. Really!
Thanks, Roxan. Such a mature thought!
Thank you Michael.
Thank you, Yasmin.
Thank you, Prairie. I feel touched.
Yes, Madeline. Thanks so much.
Thank you! So nice of you to add your own experience with art as a healer.
Thank you Yasmin.
Thank you, Sari!
Thank you for this fantastic piece of writing and authentic sharing of your journey. Though I now spend more time writing than in my pottery studio, I, too, can attest to the healing qualities of art, allowing understanding of the past, awareness of the present and hope for the future. May we all learn to mentor when given the opportunity. Blessings.
What a beautiful, insightful peace about suffering and the healing powers of art. I love that you painted dancing women to rescue you from such dark times. Wishing you good health, long life and many more transcendent moments.
I love this so much. Very inspiring and beautiful! Whenever my mind is absolute pulp I put on music or podcasts and paint. It always draws some deep wisdom from the depths, some comfort saying “hello you” in the colors. Here for all the healing, even and especially processing the many devastations of a life.