‘What makes people healthy’ was the question asked by Antonovsky (1)
‘If you are an artist or an art lover, you will also agree that making and viewing art fosters well-being.’ (2)
Our art is conscious of the mind element and what is an ultra-accessible resource to support good health. Our art is developed as an on-hand ‘crutch’ or asset to support positive moods and as such our research and development program with reference to the science is on-going as we create art in collaboration with like-minded talented people.
We reflect on our journey stated in 2016 when concern for the growth in mind issues and the detriment to the persons occupying our schools, young adults in University and flowing-through the workplaces and the seeming escalation each year with alarm. The last year 2020 and newer year 2021 stressful virus restrictions and lockdowns we surged with greater effort to introduce a work of aesthetic beauty for easing back from slipping into distress within these such environments i.e. the education system, workplace and home environments where the populace spends most of their waking hours.
There is such a movement called Salutogenesis. The diagram Salutogenesis model of Health below describes the detail F2.1 (2).
‘In its most general meaning, salutogenesis refers to a scholarly orientation focusing attention on the study of the origins of health and assets for health, contra the origins of disease and risk factors.’ (2).
‘The umbrella also covers diverse positive health conceptions such as quality of life, flourishing and well-being. Seen in this light, salutogenesis might be defined simply as processes wherein people’s and communities’ resources are engaged to further individual and collective health and well-being.’ (2)