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Art Therapy

These pictures were done by the patients during one year of art therapy in a psychiatric hospital. It was a friendly collaboration between myself and the patients who worked only when they got inspiration. I tried to develop their creativity and imagination. In the begining I gave them a subject and an orientation and for few of them some very basic technics like how to draw a human face in a very simple way and they express their own way of painting. The most important was the motivation and the self confidence that opened the doors of some beautifull inspiration. The only problem was sometime the poor quality of the material and the lack of canvas and oil paintings. This is the reason why all these pictures are done with oil pastels, or non toxic water color, or feltpens.
Bernie K.