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Art & Healing: Katherine Sherwood

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Art & Healing: Katherine Sherwood

In art, sublimation refers to the psychological processes of transformation, in which base and unimpressive experiences are converted into something noble and fine -- exactly what may happen when sorrow meets art.

- Alain de Botton -

Art & Healing: Katherine Sherwood

UC Berkeley art professor, Katherine Sherwood suffered a serious cerebral hemorrhage paralyzing her right side. Impatient with the slowness of rehabilitation therapy, she decided to go back into the studio and try painting using her left hand. It turned out to be the most effective therapy she could have imagined. And her painting, many agreed, had become better than ever. As she says, "I strongly agree with Oliver Sachs that having a disability, a severe illness, reveals creative parts that you hadn't known before." { read more }

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Learn more about The Beautiful Project started by artist Pamela Sukhum. Its mission is to provide opportunities for healing, transformation, and self-empowerment for underprivileged children and adults through the practice of creating art.
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