Wellbeing: the great design

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lyndsey Denise Blackmon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
C. Tommy Lambeth

Abstract: This thesis writing aims to dissect the process of artistic discovery, as applied to the arts and design, as a technique and tool to repair wellbeing. The goal of the typical abstract is intended to simply state the research problem, the processes used, and the most significant findings. Explanations, along with opinions, are generally frowned upon, so one would imagine finding that an artist disguised her written story of self-reflection in the format of a thesis would raise, or furrow, many sets of surprised or critical eye brows. The artist writing this body of research had that same reaction, in different forms, more than once. So, in keeping with the expectation that a brief summary should be all that is required of this abstract, this thesis is divided into the following: a defense of the reflective, naturalistic writing approach in keeping with the search for self-discovery, research and theories of others that have strived to understand the self, reflection on the process of using painting as a means of self-discovery, depiction of a garden not yet quite yet built, and mindfully considered analysis that the process of self-reflection to repair one’s wellbeing means to unravel years of anxiously tangled threads that, when unwound, leads the traveler, classically, back to where it all began: an artist’s statement for an exhibition of work.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2017
Design Thinking, Meditation Garden, Mindfulness, Painting, Wellbeing
Painting $x Psychological aspects
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Art therapy

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