The tile shown at
right is one of my favorites from the, "A Celebration of Cultural
Diversity, and Unity" project, in 1989. It was created by a
patient at the Ft. Logan Mental Health Center. Although this
individual did not (or would not) speak, how cogently he expressed
himself artistically when given the opportunity.
A closer inspection of his bronze tile reveals a tour of
the univeral comings and goings of the human heart over a
period of time. There have occurred various injuries to his
heart (the cracks, missing pieces and upside down parts), and
some wholeness and healing, (the sutures, full hearts
and the persistence).
Wow, what a
lesson about art and communication. Here was this guy who couldn't
speak, expessing so incisively and succinctly so much about
himself--and about all of us.