I have been mentioning the term The Creator’s Spiritual Blueprint for a long time.
It is an anchor tool!
It enables the art therapist, art educator and the art historian to observe the core attributes of a person’s art making and relate to them genuinely beyond culture and prejudice.
Here are the opening paragraphs:
This essay will discuss the Spiritual Blueprint, and how this phenomenon reveals itself in the artistic process of any creator. I would like to describe how it is mapped, what conditions are required for it to flourish, and how it can become a valuable tool for artists, art educators, and therapists.
The term “blueprint” embraces the essence of any creator’s actions, visualizations,
thoughts and feelings that are 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. Actions imprinted upon mater may represent this richness. All of these qualities, when assembled and marked down on paper, clay, etc., leave visual signs that create a unique fingerprint. This essential imprint will develop and become enriched throughout our life, if given the chance.
I call this phenomenon of a creator’s unique fingerprint the Spiritual Blueprint.
The images are by the artist Sigalit Landou. The upper is a work from age 4.
[Photography by: Benni Maor, Israel Museum, Jerusalem]. The sketch is a preparation for video “DeadSee”, 2005, last image.
Get the essay here.