Artwork by Autistic Mystic Artist, Lyrica
Art Can Heal and Reveal
In 2008 Lyrica’s artwork was selected for display in a juried art show for persons with disabilities at the Frist Museum in Nashville. In 2009 her paintings were displayed at an art show featuring artwork by autistic artists at Vanderbilt University.
“The watery flow of my being is what creates my intuitive art. My heart picks the perfect brush and color tone to express what I am feeling. My hand dips the brush into its color bath and quickly soul-strokes it mark onto the empty canvas. A new creation is born. A doorway opens. Suddenly I am free to experience hidden parts of me that dare to be felt and seen in a fresh way. Art can heal and reveal!” -Lyrica
Nashville is where the artist in me first woke up. Here in a beautiful artist co-op called Art and Soul, I was valued as someone whose art mattered. Before painting, my intuitive art teacher and I would drum together to open up my heart. The very first painting I ever created was “Angel Seen in Autism.”