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Henry Moore’s blueprint

Henry Moore’s blueprint

The term ’blueprint’ embraces the essence of any creator’s actions, visualizations, thoughts and feelings conveyed physically in the making of art. My observation is that every human being holds within them a combined heritage of characteristics, likes and dislikes, that make them who they are. […]

A comment on Ai Weiwei’s spiritual blueprint

A comment on Ai Weiwei’s spiritual blueprint

The term ’blueprint’ embraces the essence of any creator’s actions, visualizations, thoughts and feelings conveyed physically in the making of art. My observation is that every human being holds within them a combined heritage of characteristics, likes and dislikes, that make them who they are. […]

Glitter in art therapy

Glitter in art therapy

The following headlines in bold are utilized to investigate each art material in the studio. These headlines are the ones that  analyze 17 basic art studio medium in The Spirit of Matter e-book. We can now try this “map” with GLITTER and see where it takes […]

How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

In my kindergarten, we used to draw with thick pastels. They felt very nice in my tiny hand, but the red lines on paper were not even close to what the crayon looked like. I pressed harder on the paper, and it ripped. I was […]

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books have become a trend. Why is this so? Filling up shapes and images, slowly and calmly, with a beautiful box of crayons next to you, is very soothing. It might provoke childhood memories before we were critical of our own creation. I believe […]

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

It is quite seldom that we come across an artist text about the medium he uses beyond the technical aspects. Curators write about it even less. I am in search of such texts. The actions and mediums are my foundation inner talk as an artist, therapist and […]

The language of materials

The language of materials

As said in another post – “Every shelf of materials can be perceived as a sentence, every cabinet as a paragraph..” The way we suggest art materials and tools, is actually conveying a clear idea, although we use objects only. Here is an example of two suggestions of […]

What is your favorite art medium?

What is your favorite art medium?

I have always been intrigued by the power of mediums. I can feel in my body distinctive sensations as I use charcoal, pencil or oil pastel. Even the sound on paper of each one of them makes is different! As for me, drawing and painting […]

About Oil Pastels

About Oil Pastels

Suggestion – provocation of oil pastels

About Charcoal

About Charcoal

Each medium of the 17 materials analyzed in The Spirit of Matter begins with keywords. “Charcoal Keywords: flexibility, impulsiveness, movement, power, separation, sensuality, tactility” Here are two examples: Fourth graders were suggested by their art teacher, to use charcoal to draw very quickly a few […]