By áAli DeSousa; a contemporary fine artist and filmmaker.

Digital art is more than just a picture on a screen. It is an extension of the artist that is vicariously experienced by the viewer. Art allows us to communicate our ideas and emotions in moving and exciting ways. This holds exponentially true with digital art. In this piece we will explore the healing power of digital art and how it can be used to restore balance and harmony in our lives, taking a look at some of the latest tools and technologies that are making this possible. Join us as we journey into the new frontier of therapy!

Art as Therapy

The use of art as a means of therapy has been recorded throughout history, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. More recently, art therapy, as a formalized practice, was developed in the 1940s and continues to grow in popularity today. It is now recognized as a legitimate form of treatment, with art therapists often working in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and mental health facilities. The act of creating art allows for self-expression and can aid in processing emotions, managing behaviors and stress, and increasing self-esteem and self-awareness. The recent rise of digital art creation has expanded the range and depths of art as a healing practice.

Traditional art materials such as paint or clay have their own energetic frequencies, which help artists & audiences alike connect with their inner selves and release blockages that are preventing them from achieving their full physical and emotional potential. More recently, digital art has opened avenues toward new modalities of healing through its intrinsic relationship with electrical-based technology. This can be seen in practices such as virtual reality art therapy, digital mandala creation, & musical pieces that use solfeggio frequencies. As advancements in technology continue to evolve, art therapy shows no signs of slowing down in its ability to promote healing and overall well-being. Conscious manipulation of color frequency, geometric processions, or sound via computer or virtual reality broadens an artist’s ability to affect the emotional well-being of her or his audience, sometimes even aiding in the processing of trauma or phobias. Through our exploration of the power of art as therapy, it is important to recognize the value and potential impact of incorporating technology into these healing practices.

Colors and Frequencies

Healing Frequency in Art

The scientific term for the intentional use of colors for healing and therapy is called chromotherapy. Various cultures have used this technique for centuries, from ancient Egyptian practices to traditional Chinese medicine. As we now understand, certain colors and combinations can have a profound impact on our mood and well-being. Studies have even shown that color can affect productivity and improve healing in clinical settings.

This is important to take into consideration not just in art and design, but in everyday life. The colors we choose for our clothing, home decor, and even electronic screens can all impact our physical and mental well-being. The next time you are choosing a lifestyle or design aesthetic, think about how the colors might affect you and those around you - it could make a world of difference. Don't forget about the seven million other shades out there - after all, variety creates the spice of life!

Our human eyes are capable of healing through chromotherapy. Combining the healing properties of light and color, chromotherapy has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments including stress, anxiety, and even physical pains. Beyond the traditional ROYGBIV rainbow spectrum, healing colors include blue-green and deep reds that fall outside of the visible range. While our human eyes may not always be able to perceive these hues, we can still reap their healing benefits. Next time you're feeling a little off-balance, incorporating some healing colors into your daily routine may have a positive effect on your mind & spirit.

The human eye not only perceives the colors within the visible light spectrum, but it also relies on them for healing and maintenance. This healing power is known as photobiomodulation and occurs when cells absorb photons from red and near-infrared light. These absorbed photons then increase cellular energy, promote DNA and collagen production, and accelerate wound healing. Low-level laser therapy using specific wavelengths has been used in the medical field to treat conditions such as chronic pain, dental issues, and even hair loss. The human experience of stopping to enjoy a beautiful sunset is not only an aesthetic admiration but also a delightful way to receive benefits from the full spectrum of healing frequencies our sun & atmosphere come together to form.

Our Bodies Use Color to Heal

Healing Frequency in Art

Those with reduced vision at the violet end can heal themselves to see a wider range. This healing process is known as dark adaptation and is activated through exposure to low levels of light over time. It can be observed in astronauts who adapt to seeing stars above the atmosphere and in deep-sea divers adjusting to darkness underwater. On the other end of the spectrum, some people with red-green colorblindness have shown healing abilities through therapy involving chromatic induction and behavioral training. While this healing does not necessarily restore full-color vision, it can improve distinctions within the red-green range. Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes have room for growth and development with the right treatment!

Digital Expressions in Art

Healing Frequency in Art

The digital art world is rapidly evolving, providing new frontiers for artists to express themselves and for audiences to experience their work. One exciting aspect of this digital boom is the incorporation of healing frequencies and vibrations in artistic creations. By incorporating these elements into their pieces, digital artists enhance the experience for viewers, allowing them to not only visually appreciate the art but also physically feel the healing benefits.

In part 2.0 of "The New Frontier: Healing Frequencies in Art," we will explore how technology can be utilized to bring art to a new level of therapeutic transcendence. It is an exciting time for digital creators and appreciators alike as we delve deeper into this uncharted territory. As digital art continues to evolve, it is clear that there are endless possibilities for artists to incorporate healing frequencies and provide their audiences with a truly unique, profound, and impactful experience.

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