Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
What can I say? Every morning that I loll in bed past six a.m., which is to say most mornings, I am condemned. By whom? Myself, of course. The judge within. This is how it goes: I've slept well. Outside the birds are trilling their light morning tunes. Cotton sheets rub against my skin. It all feels delightful. Why get up and lose this deep savoring? I say to myself. The Buddhist principle here: Human beings cling to pleasure.
When I prepared to travel to my first residency at Goddard five years ago, a colleague who would become a good friend told me that Goddard was like “summer camp for psychologists.” Now, as I reflect on my residency experiences, I realize that he was absolutely right.
(Painting at left by Cherie Crowninshield).
Goddard Undergraduate alumnus, Gunner Scott (IBA '09), let us know about a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective Goddard students - please spread the word!
Mike Puckett (BAS ’15) is exploring the relationship between soil health, food health, human health, and living sustainably.
Nirodha Stearns graduated from the MA in Psychology and Counseling program in March, 2014. Here is his reflection on his expressive arts project:
"I completed fifteen "Soul Cards" spanning personal experiences over my lifetime as well as more recent work with individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders usually manifesting in substance abuse. They are a collage mostly of photographs I had taken.