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

About Bonnie Bright


Bonnie Bright, Ph.D., is a transformative, soul-centered coach (via Alef Trust) and a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst® (via Assisi Institute). She earned M.A. degrees in Psychology at Sonoma State University and in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also received her Ph.D.. She is the founder and Director Emerita of Depth Psychology Alliance™, an online community for everyone interested in Jungian and depth psychologies. Bonnie served as Executive Editor of Depth Insights™, a scholarly journal which she created, for six years, and she regularly produces audio and video interviews on Jungian/transpersonal/depth psychological topics. She completed a 2-year training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with West African elder Malidoma Somé; and she has trained extensively in dreamwork, Holotropic Breathwork™, and in the Enneagram. Her interests in archaeology, ecology, anthropology, shamanism, history, and culture have led her to travels in nearly 40 countries around the world.