A collection of artfully decorated postcards with secrets anonymously written on them by people from all over the world and sent to the founder of PostSecret, a community art project that evolved into a website.
Frank Warren had an idea for a community art project: he began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places--asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. The secrets were both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves were works of art--carefully and creatively constructed by hand. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions. Frank calls them "graphic haiku," beautiful, elegant, and small in structure but powerfully emotional. As Frank began posting the cards on his website, PostSecret took on a life of its own, becoming much more than a simple art project. It has grown into a global phenomenon, exposing our individual aspirations, fantasies, and frailties--our common humanity. This collection brings together the most powerful, personal, and intimate secrets he has received--From publisher description.
When noted art therapist Judith Rubin invited her peers to submit footage of art therapy in action she received hundreds of hours of material from all over the world. This program draws from those submissions to document the use of art therapy in a wide variety of cultural settings. Vividly expressive works from children and adults affected by Israel's Six-Day War, America's 9/11 terror attacks, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, and other traumatic upheavals are shown throughout to illustrate the power of this modality. In addition, clinicians discuss the history of art therapy-which began with Carl Jung-their own training in the field, and the need for consistent standards.