Lauren Sandler
Nourishment
In this project students worked alongside individuals from a residential program for those with mental illness and chemical dependencies. Participants respond via clay to the word nourishment, switch their pieces, and continue working on the composition received. Initially people felt nervous and a sense of ownership of their original piece, but soon experienced transformation in partnership, and put judgment aside to make without expectation. The collaborative nature calls for mindful listening and a willingness to consider unforeseen possibilities.
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