Indecision

During my Substance Abuse class we were asked to use motivational interviewing techniques through an art therapy practice. we were going to make art around for subjects around a change. What is the benefit of change, what is the cost of change, what is the benefit of not changing, what is the cost of not…

Composure

This art piece was made over the course of 24 hours in total, start to finish. One of Gette’s primary and strongest skillset is fiber art. All of the work is hand-crocheted and hand dyed for this specific piece of art. The larger darker piece acts as a back drop behind which lights are placed,…

Setting the table

While working with Kyle Bernier and Kelly Baas at Thresholds, our first groups were largely based around specific materials. An important material for me as an artist are found materials, things that we are already surrounded by and have a command of. Part of the way that I make space as an Art Therapist is…

Art Process

The process of reinterpreting artworks in a variety of formats, using tangible materials and then editing those images in digital format can be a transformative process of narration that describes the many ways that art can be interpreted. I specifically captured the first two images in a group art therapy course. The first image is…

Adaptation

One of the images that I submitted in my portfolio for SAIC was Adaptation. The Balsa wood was a scrap piece. At the time I was studying a variety of aquatic biology specifically in reference to translucency. It was a period of time in my artistic process where the see-through nature of perception held great…

Tremaine Experience

I worked on several iterations of the Tremaine Experience, which centered around the experiences of the playwright/actor who grew up in the Cabrini Greens projects of Chicago. I took several thousand photos of street art, appreciating the layering of the artwork, regardless of whether or not it was approved by someone, is a language in…