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A counterbalance to anguish


After retiring from clinical psychology, I dove into art. Here I’ve drawn a heart, an organ that represents the mysteries and complexities of human feelings. Exploring emotions was a central aspect of my career. 

Working in my field was a deep dive into the intricacies of mind and heart. My counterbalance to the anguish my patients presented was (and still is) my creative life where, as a graphic artist, I can bring some levity to the human condition.  


Here I’ve drawn a heart, an organ representing the poetics and mysteries of human feelings but transformed into an Urban Organ or cityscape replete with neighborhoods and signage for the visitor about to experience its complexities. I am grateful I can generate my own amusement! 








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