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ERIC Number: EJ1048595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Snipping, Gluing, Writing: The Properties of Collage as an Arts-Based Research Practice in Art Therapy
Chilton, Gioia; Scotti, Victoria
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v31 n4 p163-171 2014
This article describes an artistic inquiry conducted by two art therapists using a dialogic method of collage and letter writing over a period of 4 weeks. The goal of the project was to broaden understanding of arts-based research and to discover the properties of collage as a research practice in art therapy. A thematic analysis of the visual and textual data sources revealed three themes: collage making may enable (a) an integration of layers of theoretical, artistic, and intersubjective knowledge; (b) arts-based researcher identity development; and (c) embodied discoveries produced by hands-on experimentation. Recommendations for the use of collage as a qualitative research practice in art therapy are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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