Artherapy with Ivor Catt
My first approach was as loving person to dying partner and on the other hand as the artherapist who was committed to heal the sick Ivor through beauty of the artistic touch of the painting ..For five months we have been trying together to write his name with the coloured pencils his name, telephone number on the small canava. One of the methods was the tearing the white paper alongside symmetric lines, which I drew before with the colored pencil. It was hard artistic healing of ill Ivor as he was three days unconscious and many times in critical stage of the health conditions. My effort was to harmonize his brain and physical body with real world and his and my creativity in the same moment, to try make his sole happy..
During the communist epoch in Czechoslovakia many innocent men
and women had been taken as political prisoners in the insane hospitals
in different pavallions and treated the ill persons. Some of them
survived because of artherapy of painting, drawing, sculpturing,
because of the artistic creation in the critical period of theirs
Every day during five months Ivor was in touch with the spirit
of life and real world
He wanted to pick up the screw from the chair, but no screw was on the chair. He got his Sunday Times to read many days to help his mind. His problem with breathing was calmed down with music in his headphones and caresses of his hands and on his arms..
The world of the artherapy and the world of the disease is possible compose to the harmony of the ill body and the ill soul with the philosophy of the nature of the man.
Libuse Mikova-Mika academic painter, 8.08.2008