I’m not sure ifHiroko’s sculpt has a name , but the ‘lost heart’ conveys something essential about the theme of body, mind, soul and eating disorder that we explored in the workshop
THINKBLOTS see the video of CCYP to the Art & the Asylum exhibition where the students looked at some of Rorschach’s original inkblots. Working with UoN resident artist Jo Berry, the students experimented making their own thinkblots.
"What most impressed me were the academic and practical resources I got from supervisors, the convenient and supportive students service system and the most beautiful library I have ever seen. I enjoyed the independence of academic work in a supportive humanistic environment. I was able to choose the topics of my essay depending on my own interests, and I got much from the mentoring of different supervisors". - Bin Hu, former UoN MA student who now works as a counsellor in Shanghai University.
Students were then invited to reflect on a selection of THINKBLOTS, and then make individual comments (out of sight other’s comments), a sort group free association exercise.
THINKBLOT by Jules Jakeman
Autumn burst serenity,
Now Christmas time is coming in a volcanic explosion!
Wild, a forest bonfire in a cocktail glass
Crackling wood, angry like Harry Potter
A wild phoenix, leaving his nest up in flames
Psychotherapy takes place in the overlapping spaces of play between therapist and client- Donald Winnicott
Passion, Salsa, Pelvis, A Spectacular Indian Head-dress eagle flying two headed dragon demonic butterfly,
Like an angel owl with big eyes behind a mask, fire beneath its wings, watching you
December 2011 visit to the National Gallery & Freud Museum in London