“The interrelationship between the human condition and science is very real,” said Herron alumna Rachel Simon (B.F.A. in Painting, ‘08), recently describing why she’s an art therapy advocate. “Within art therapy” she said, “science ultimately uses art as a communicative tool to help in the healing process.”
Simon speaks from personal experience. While attending Herron, she underwent her first back surgery. She found that creating artwork helped her reconcile physical limitations, pain, self-image and an array of emotions.