Healing through Art

Art is a wound turned into light

-George Braques, French painter and sculptor

Explore the healing power of art in the submissions below.  If you would like to share an original or favorite work of art, please submit to Healing Hamlet.

Forever Bicycles

Ai Weiwei Installation of Forever Bicycles at the Nuit Blanche Event in Toronto, October 2013, using 3,144 interconnected bicycles. We have to give our opinion, we have to say something, or we are a part of it. As an artist I am forced to say something. –Ai Weiwei Learn more about Ai Weiwei  


Claude Monet Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. –Claude Monet

Joy of Life

John Kennedy I seek to capture the warmth and tender closeness, as well as the joyfulness and whimsicality of human relationships.  This is why I use the body as a point of departure, simplifying the figure to a lyrical composition. –John Kennedy Learn more about sculptor John Kennedy at johnkennedystudio.com Find works by John Kennedy …

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Elemental Wheels

Kelly Price Nature virtually always satisfies my hunger for variety, balance and movement. It provides a vital kind of homecoming. Each piece I make tends to be a form of gratitude for each of these “homecomings.” — Kelly Price Find more artwork by Kelly Price at Kellypriceart.com and on her Facebook Page: Kelly Price/ Silk Spirit Explore prints by …

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Abraham Lincoln

Tommervik It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. — Abraham Lincoln View works by Tommervik on his website and facebook page.

Tete Dune Femme Lisant

Pablo Picasso Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life — Pablo Picasso More about Pablo Picasso

Dr. King

Artist Jess Regelson with MLK Elementary School Students Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only Light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only Love can do that.  –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King mosaic in the lobby of MLK Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island View more art by Jess Regelson at Indian …

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Listening to My Own Counsel

Carmen R. Sonnes When we reach a difficult crossroad in life, we often go looking for answers outside ourselves.  In fact, the answers are almost always within us. The four black birds represent the voices and advise of others. She turns her gaze and ears inward.  The blue feather in the woman’s hair symbolizes traditional wisdom. …

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Women Mend the Earth

Toni Truesdale History and mythology need to include the unrestricted stories of all women: The female perspective in aesthetics, values, spirituality and morality. I develop imagery that shows the natural beauty and intelligence in all the aspects of the multicultural life of sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers… –Toni Truesdale Learn more about artist Toni Truesdale …

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Match Girl

Kasia Polkowska In the upper left hand corner (inside a room, among the apartment buildings) my mother is reading the story to me and my two sisters.  As she approaches the sad ending – an ending I’ve heard before – I leap out of the room, landing in the story.  Though I am too late; …

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