WTH is Neurographic Art?
You might be wondering, “Rus Devorah is funky, open-minded, and up to things that are off the beaten path, but what the heck is she up to now?”
In recent weeks, I’ve embarked on a new meditative journey for myself and my clients. It’s a fusion of meditation, neuroscience, art, and color—a practice known as Neurographic Art or “Neurographica.” Developed by Russian psychologist and artist Pavel Piskarev, Neurographic Art merges art and psychology to facilitate emotional healing and self-discovery. This therapeutic method harnesses the power of art to access the subconscious, enabling individuals to explore and comprehend their emotions deeply. Through the creation of abstract, intricate patterns guided by emotions and inner thoughts, Neurographic Art has gained popularity as a creative therapy, offering a holistic approach to self-discovery and emotional well-being. Neurographic Art is not just about creating beautiful images; it’s about unraveling the mysteries of our subconscious mind and discovering the depths of our emotions through the strokes of a pen.
As someone who frequents health and spa-type retreats and events featuring painting classes or paint parties, I’ve always felt insecure about my own artistic abilities, especially in public. However, Neurographic Art is changing my feelings. For the first time, I am beginning to feel confident and at ease, even as a beginning dabbler. With minimal rules and plenty of artistic freedom, Neurographic Art allows for a deeply meditative experience. Start with an intention or theme in your mind which you can write on the back of your paper. Give yourself a moment to settle and prepare yourself. Then, draw spontaneous and random lines or shapes. The next step is to soften any sharp angles that have formed as your lines intersect. What is fascinating at this juncture in the process, is that these softened random lines start looking like neurons! Then, you can incorporate personalized doodads before coloring it in for a satisfying and calming creative process. From a musician’s perspective, this process feels very much like an improvisation or “jazz riff.” Let’s’ just say, Neurographic Art is where doodles meet mindful creativity, and it may become your favorite form of play!
Despite my earlier dissatisfaction with my artistic forays, with Neurographic Art, I feel good about it! I feel calm when doing it and satisfied with the outcome; it pleases my own eyes; relaxes me while doing it and later, upon looking at it later I feel good. (Also, it doesn’t matter whether or not you like it or not, I’m enjoying it 🙂. See the one I did in the top right of this article.
Here are two great introductory videos on the topic.
Enjoy my FREE DOWNLOAD “NEUROGRAPHIC ART 101: BENEFITS, TECHNIQUES & A SIMPLE EXERCISE” which explains the basics of “Neurographica.” CLICK HERE to download it and try it yourself and see some samples of Neurographic Art that I collected online that were appealing to me.
Overall, Neurographic Art offers not only a creative outlet but also a therapeutic tool for self-expression and emotional healing. Whether for personal enjoyment or as a form of therapy, exploring Neurographic Art opens up a world of possibilities for introspection and growth.
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