Art and The Power of Healing

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Michael and I were cleaning up photo files on our devises today, (thank you Leslie Saeta’s blog at  http://www.saetastudios.com ) Amazing how good it feels to purge hundreds of redundant photos and free up space on the computers, not to mention pare it all down so we can actually find photos we want without wasting time searching and searching for them.

Anyway, I ran across a photo of a work I did last year when I had the flu.

I rarely get sick, but guess I was due. After a couple of days of misery, boredom set in and I crawled up to the studio, and became immersed in this piece. It wasn’t a particularly serious work, but it was great fun to work on. Just right for a recovery process.

I don’t remember feeling sick during the time I was working on it. I do remember having fun arranging the corny Buck Rogers-like images and the imagined sounds of the ray guns going off. I also remember being amazed how long I was concentrated on it (days) when I couldn’t keep my attention on TV or a movie.

I think this all speaks to the healing power of art. That meditative state we reach as artists where time stands still. I believe it was one of the reasons I got over that flu quickly when it seemed to hang on for weeks for others. Doing art is a healthy practice, I just wish our society could see that and encourage art for everyone along with physical activity. Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Happily, this piece found its way to a good friend’s house, he chose it from a wall full of pieces. I hope it brings health and happiness to their home.

Mosswood Market Hosts Michael in February

lipMosswood Café & Bakery is currently showing Beat Gallery Artist Michael Wilson.
Displayed in the exhibition are recent Art Assemblage and Collage masterworks.
Assemblage art is a form of structural sculpture that incorporates found and junk objects requiring the aesthetic disciplines of three dimensional abstract arts culminating in a harmony of design and purpose. It is often accompanied by the visual context of archetypal forms and cultural iconography. Assemblage Art continues to captivate viewers and allure designers nationwide, the discussion of art and meaning is alive under this amazing collection of parts and objects.

This lively compilation of recent works by these artists presents a rare chance to view a rich display of current art assemblage and how this unique form fits into our contemporary art scene. It is the renaissance of art in America today. Opening in early February and running through end of March 2014, Mosswood is located in downtown Boonville, California, 14111 Highway 128 in Mendocino County. Excellent food and beverages available.
11-3:00 pm all days of the week.  Hope you may make it in, it’s worth the trip !