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Inside and Outside: How the Unconscious Reveals Itself Through Art—An Interview

making pottery

As an artist, Margeaux Klein has always approached her art from an imaginative direction and produced works in her studio that felt like they originated deep within her heart and soul. Now she has begun to understand how to “read into” her work using a depth psychological lens.

Reflecting back on some of her favorite works, Margeaux marvels how the unconscious psyche can take so many subtle avenues that we’re not necessarily aware of.

raku bowl

After being inexplicably drawn to making raku bowls, she realizes the imperfection or brokenness of the bowl reflects our own brokenness back to us.

After she embroidered a series of Octavio Paz essays about creativity and the creative process on the inside of a coat, she grasped the idea that what we carry on the insid isn’t necessarily part of our persona shown to the outside world.

cello novelHaving copied an entire Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Toni Morrison on the inside of a cello that she plays regularly, she began to see the inherent meaning had to do with how innocent parts of ourselves are silenced because of wounds we’ve experienced in the past.

Artists, poets, and musicians have long tapped into the ways in which invisible forces are at work in the unconscious all the time…

Read a detailed summary article or listen to the audio interview with Margeaux Klein at http://www.pacificapost.com/inside-and-outside-how-the-unconscious-reveals-itself-through-art