Health and Wellness

Healing Through Creativity

Desiree Cox MD Ph.D.

Healing Through Creativity – Of trees and wolves and artifacts for healing

Can human ideas become natural facts? Are our words mere artifacts? And if so, can public art help communities heal themselves? My guest this week is Osprey Orielle Lake, artist, environmentalist, author and winner of a 2011 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal for Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature. We’ll be talking about public art and its possibilities for community transformation and healing. Public art can help people and cultures reflect on and see their strengths. Such art can be challenging to create. Why is that? How might we transcend cultural barriers to harmony and reconciliation? Might our environment and the natural world have something to teach us not only about the art and science of life, the art of being whole and at one with our physical, biological, social and cultural ‘Body’ so to speak? Join us in this week’s healing through creativity conversation with Osprey Orielle Lake. And be sure to find out more about Dr. Desiree Cox at her website.