An Interview with Artist and CiWPP Graduate Syd Hap

For Syd Hap, a graduate of Wholebeing Institute’s Certificates in Wholebeing Optimistic Psychology, artwork is an avenue for therapeutic in addition to artistic expression. With a Grasp’s diploma in artwork remedy from New York College, Syd combines years of in-depth scientific expertise and coaching along with her decades-long profession as an artist—which included a stint because the official sculptor of Betty Boop merchandise.

Syd was lately interviewed by Sanctuary, a web-based journal devoted to empowering and galvanizing girls, about her altars undertaking created in reminiscence of her mom. “I felt the necessity to concretize my grief right into a tangible kind that I might see and be with. There may be a lot potential for therapeutic after we symbolically ‘present,’ fairly than simply ‘inform,’ our emotional ache,” Syd says within the profile. “My spirits lifted the second I began. I used to be full of treasured recollections, gratitude and appreciation as I organized my artwork provides and gathered tiny objects—pictures, bits of recipes in her handwriting, lower phrases and pictures—to start the 30-day course of of reworking grief right into a celebration of my mom’s life.”

 

See photographs of Syd’s 30 Altars for my Mom undertaking and browse the total interview right here.

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