Mosaics of Recreated Broken Pieces: Art Practice and Processes as Self-help and Self-discovery

By Coral Cara.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Education

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This practice-based paper describes art practice and processes as a means to self help. In particular, it describes the process of mosaic work, which actually and symbolically represents shattered pieces being recreated to attain new understandings and new beginnings. The paper describes the impact of the art processes simultaneously from an educator and a lay person's self-study perspective.

Keywords: Art as Self-help, Mosaics, Art Self-study, Art for Creating New Beginnings, Self-discovery through Art, Bereavement and Art, Art Therapy, Importance of Art, Art for Creating Balanced Perspectives

The International Journal of Arts Education, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.63-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.009MB).

Coral Cara

Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Coral Cara has an extended multi-faceted career in education and is passionate about inclusive accessible education for all. She is an educator, consultant and lecturer across all sectors and levels. Coral is currently working with University preservice teachers using innovative effective teaching and learning strategies that are learner centred and inquiry based. Coral has worked extensively on creating inclusive multimodal teaching and learning that creates engagement, retention and improved outcomes for staff and students. Coral also works extensively in the field of health and wellbeing and is just as passionate about a holistic approach to life and health.