Interview with the Artist
View a video of the artist's presentation to USC medical students with curator Ted Meyer and Dr. Irene Kang here.
Corinne Lightweaver is available for book-related interviews, presentations, and speaking engagements.
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Praise From Reviewers:
"Corinne offers a visual poem in 'thirty-eight stanzas' that celebrate creativity as essential medicine to heal the mind. Her collages—inner landscapes of animals, nature, and cultural icons—offer maps to the psyche and give evidence of the journey back to herself." —Terry Wolverton, author, Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building
"Art that depicts humanity at its most basic is often the most compelling. Corinne Lightweaver's intelligent work is funny and vicious. These deeply personal collaged images urge the viewer to dive in deeper to find layers of meaning." —Ted Meyer, artist, curator, patient advocate, founder of ArtAndMed
"By bravely unveiling her vulnerabilities and struggles with mental illness, Corinne has discovered a magic antidote that creates the important connections needed between artist and viewer. Whether you suffer from illness or everyday struggles, I believe this book will uplift your spirits and resonate." —Carol Es, artist and author, Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley
"Corinne illuminates with courage and vulnerability her inner states of being, bringing the raw energy of the nonverbal, unconscious experience into consciousness, inviting us to engage in conversations about mental illness and how through the gifts of art and psychotherapy one can find healing and transformation." —Victoria Guttierez-Kovner, PsyD, LCSW, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist
"Through her intention to help shed mental illness stigma, Corinne has carefully curated her images in tandem with forthright self-reflection. Her generosity to herself through the act of "re-imagining" and "re-imaging" is indeed her gift to us." —Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, MBA, MFA, poet, playwright, and artist
"I am profoundly moved by the rawness with which Corinne explores and exposes her journey with and through mental illness using the medium of collage. The themes in this art are both personal and universal, placing us in the center of the artist's emotional life as we travel with her through an intimate and deeply humanizing journey." —Sierra Cleveland Smith, MA, Executive Director, Open Paths Counseling Center