i saw a presentation put on tonight that discussed the idea of “art for empowerment.”
it’s a pretty interesting concept in which the artist expresses feelings in a creative sense. the theory is that by creating something it makes the artist feel for emotions that need to be let out.
so instead of punching a wall, paint a picture or create something. take anger and other feelings out in a creative way. this will help the artist emotionally and help the viewer understand the work of art as well as its creator.
i’m going to try it when i get some free time and a canvass. i’ve never painted anything, but it should be a satisfying and possibly relieving exercise.