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Art and Mental Health: A Personal Narrative

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dc.contributor.advisor McCarthy, Lydia
dc.contributor.advisor Contino, William
dc.contributor.advisor Singer, Sandra Schnepf, Robin 2017-07-12T14:56:22Z 2017-07-12T14:56:22Z 2017-05-06
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a personal account of the relationship between art and mental health. It is a common misconception that being mentally ill is a ticket to creativity. While there is a known and studied phenomenon of mentally ill people being more drawn to creativity, the matter is simply not that straightforward. Mental health issues may impact the art that a person makes, but they also impact the art a person is unable to make, or the art that never becomes fully realized. Photography aids in telling the artist's story, as images of beautiful nature are juxtaposed with the less appealing effects of humans on their environment. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartof Herrick Library en_US
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dc.subject Honors thesis en_US
dc.subject Art en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.title Art and Mental Health: A Personal Narrative en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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