Milton Glaser a well known designer, speaks of drawing as consciousness: « a fundamental way of knowing the world ». I use observational drawing with some clients as a way to help them really see what is around them, to grasp what is actually there. Some fears, anxieties, eating disorders for example, stem in part from a distorted sense of reality. Training to really see is an exercise in correcting cognitive distortions, of realizing what we think at times is perhaps not an accurate assessment of what is actually there.
15 oct 2009