Art therapy departments in psychiatric units are familiar with the scenario encountered here. Rigid geometric grey shapes, totally dehumanised forms, are relentlessy produced and stared at for hours. Eventually biomorphic forms appear as people rekindle their sense of "being". The rigid geometry of what R.D. Laing called "ontological insecurity" (the insecurity of being) is replaced by a sense of control in their lives. Small dabs of colour, plant like forms grow against all odds as plants in the real world. Here is the rebirth of the functional mind.
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