I always liked to draw, although I thought it was just a stage from my childhood. Thinking back now I remember the times that I would draw or create something for myself, and it was always during a time when I had gone through some significant event in my life.
Art helps connect our emotions, body, and soul. It helps us to connect with our reality and perspectives of our lived and social situations. Art helps channel feelings it puts them into concrete without using words of what you feel or think. I consider art a means of communication and expression.
Therapists use art while helping people who have physical and mental illnesses, motor coordination, with the function of our brain, our creativity, our self-esteem, to work on our confidence and help us in the management of anxiety and depression. Do you want to do something if you feel twisted, if you feel a little desperate about how we are living? How about you complete a challenge, draw, color or create. Share it with us. These are parts of my creations!
Here are also some of Camille’s paintings, and a few of her words:
My name is Camile Fuentes-Oliver and painting has always been a crucial part of my way of coping and expressing myself. Through art I can say what I need; in a way that is healing for me and yet also for others to relate and connect. My art was recently exhibited at BCIU. Camille Fuentes-Oliver.
“Art is a wound turned into light”, exclaimed Georges Braque
Brenda Rivera, BSW