Patty: Life Springs Eternal

Medium: Collage mixed media
Life is like a maze. Surviving a medical crisis helps us see the beauty of life's many facets from a different perspective.

About the artist:
While trying to get back to living a normal life after breast cancer surgery and radiation treatment, Patty came across a flyer about the Healing Though Art program. She had never had time for art classes while in school and thought she would sign up. Patty was also concerned about eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease and understood that learning something new to stimulate the brain was one way to keep the brain from deteriorating.

The art classes took her mind off the stresses of everyday life and made her realize that spiritual therapy was just as important to the healing process as was physical rehabilitation. For Patty, the physicians monitored her physical health, but the spiritual healing came from the art classes.