Con-sensuality, an exhibition of artworks celebrating female (Mary’s own!) sexuality is/will be on display on the balcony above the conference room. It will become the starting point for an action research workshop: Mary invites others of whatever gender and/or sexual orientation to reflect on the works and, based on this inner work, and using the tools and vocabulary of Process Work – Edges, channels, etc. – to create their own art expressions with materials provided. Mary will be particularly encouraging exploration of the Relationship channel between artist/maker and materials. Who/what creates?
Apart from the potential individual benefits to the participants, Mary included, it is hoped that this workshop will serve to further extend and expand the potential of the use of art, art materials and the arts in general within Process Work to work with sexuality, sensuality and related trauma.
Keywords: sexuality, sensuality, art, Process Work, art therapy, action research, art-based research, inner work, creativity, Processmind.