The Connection between Art and the Individual.
I have had the opportunity of meeting a couple of art therapists – both before and during my time as an undergraduate in psychology – and found that the connection between the visual arts and psychology an interesting one. The essence of psychology is the study of the mind, of thought and thinking, and of behaviour. The visual arts could then be said to be, to some extent, the expression of thought and thinking. To borrow a term from Annie Vought, a California based artist who does cut paper art, a piece of work from an individual could be considered as an ‘emotional artefact’.