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An Emotional Journey: Art by Angela Scalisi

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Angela Scalisi is an artist and art therapist who also works as a care partner for patients with illnesses including cancer and Alzheimer’s. Angela tends to use her artistic practice as a method of self-reflection, and a tool for expressing an emotional journey.

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I enjoy the wide range of materials and media that Angela uses in her artworks. Using art as a therapeutic tool often means that Angela tends to focus more on the process of art making than on the medium or indeed, the specific outcome. In many cases, the inclusion of numerous found-objects and the collected, assembled nature of the artworks lends to the idea that the process is one of difficult, painstaking, but rewarding labour.

The front page of Angela Scalisi's art


In our previous feature of Angela’s work, we looked at the ways that the artist uses her practice to explore and relate experiences with medicine, whether those are Angela’s own experiences, or those of a friend or client. I look forward to seeing more of Angela’s recent artworks.

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About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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