Military Veterans Making Art
The military veterans in Maureen Harvey's art therapy program use clay sculpture to describe their innermost feelings - the shape of their addiction, their self-identity, their struggles. As Harvey explains, the clay helps them settle down, be quiet, shut down the words and work intuitively from the right side of their brain. One man molds a piece that recalls the circles he feels his life has him chasing. Another molds a monster, because When I'm on drugs and alcohol, I feel like a serpent or a demon.Harvey and her program are there to help these soldiers fight their demons.