I am so happy to introduce Cathy Keech.
Cathy will spend some time with us on Saturday morning for Art as Therapy.
Cathy would like to share the following with you.
Growing up surrounded by the cold, wet and dripping pine forests of Oberon gave me the place and space for escape, for childhood play and for inspiration.
This is where my dreams were made.
My contact with the forest floor was my contact with the creative forces of Mother Nature and the vulnerability of each beautiful yet fragile component of my beloved forest.
Thirty five years later I have returned to the forest as my sacred space. Not the cold, wet forests of Oberon but the Sclerophyll rainforests of the Mid North Coast.
Once again my imagination is enraptured by the fragility of such a place and is the source of inspiration for my artworks. This place shows me the feminine side of creation, the movement of the female form and the struggles of the feminine to survive the tempests it has to endure.
Here, in this space, I can be me and dissolve into the surroundings allowing my shape and form to blend with the shapes and forms of the forest.
I close my eyes and allow the leaves to wash over me and then go to my art space and recall the images, the feelings, the sounds of my forest.
Letting nature surround and embrace me allows my art to becomes a healing tool – healing the heart, mind and deep within my soul.
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Peace and harmony to all