I have been in a private practice setting with Urban Balance in Chicago since 2011, painting and blogging about my work.
Alicia Hoffman, LPC
Urban Balance, LLC
I created this piece in 2004 as part of heuristic research project in my second year of grad school at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. The objective was to perform this qualitative research study to gain understanding about a topic of our choosing. My research topic was love. I specifically wanted to know what it was like to be in love. Looking back, my time in grad school was a period of falling in love with myself.Each class I painted considering the question, “What is it like to be in love?” Through the act of creating and witnessing the mirror image of my implicit beliefs I understood the experience of loving. I don’t remember any of my exact thoughts that arose while I painted. However, I do recall joy while working on this painting, peace upon it’s completion.