I am the author of three nonfiction books, one of which will be released by Schiffer Publishing in June, Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists. I am now considering writing a book about art as medicine, that is, how trained and untrained artists use art to depict and cope with the illnesses they face.

 I was wondering, then, if you are or know artists, young or old, trained or untrained, who use art as a way of coping with illness, including diabetes, AIDs, mood problems (depression, sadness, grief), thought problems (e.g., schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder), addiction, abuse, cancer, etc. The art must be both a depiction of the illness and an expression of the artist’s reaction to it. Most art modalities will be considered, including painting, sculpture, textile work, wire work, metalwork, ceramics, basketry, and mixed media.

Please contact me at andystanton@comcast.net or www.andrastanton.com

Thank you.


Andra Stanton MSW


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Lisa Manthe PhD may be a good contact.  She is a member on this site and is associated with Child Parent Institute  Here is more info-

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