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Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. Amnesia can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. Essentially, amnesia is loss of memory. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost. There are 2 main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation.
Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists | Brain Pickings
Bisha Mistry: Coming Into Being : When I first began my training as and art psychotherapist I had no anticipation of the changes that would occur in every area of my life. In the past year I have struggled with my own preconceived ideas about art and various other subjects that have shaped my identity as an artist.
"Art of Survival: Women, Healing & The Arts" edited by Elka Kazmierczak, as featured on the Arts & Healing Network. Essays by counselors, educators, and artists, combined with art works by women artists and survivors of abuse (psychological, physical, and sexual) showing that art making can be a source of self-knowledge and transformation.
Artist paints experiences of medication/drugs | Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V. (doseage unknown in hospital)