Layton drawing
Category : MulvaneExhibits

Location: Mabee Library

The Art of Healing highlights the work of Elizabeth Layton and Robert Ault, two Kansas artists who explored the healing power of drawing in their practices. Layton (1909-1993) took up contour drawing in her 60s as a way of working through depression, anger, and grief. Ault (1936–2008) was a professional art therapist whose work helped spread awareness of the healing potential of creative practices. Their drawings channel anxieties, explore personal struggles, and express hope and resilience.

Elizabeth Layton, Autumn Leaf, 1997, color pencil
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