“We would do well…to think of the creative process as a living thing implanted in the human psyche.”—Carl Jung
Sarasota artists and C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota board members Joyce Zimmerman and Carol Shore will address how the works of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung helped to unlock and guide their personal creative processes and life’s work—with the objective of inspiring others to explore the realms of myth, symbolism, dreams and the unconscious as a path toward Self-expression and expanded consciousness.
“You can’t have creativity unless you leave behind the bounded, the fixed, all the rules.”—Joseph Campbell
This interactive discussion will focus on planting the seeds of routine and discipline in our lives that—when nourished—grow into the powerful rituals that allow us to access the “yonder shores” of the unseen realms and then bring our own personal mythology to life in this world.
“The creative process…consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image, and in elaborating and shaping this image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present, and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life.”—Carl Jung
Carol Shore, MA, CET is an Intermodal Expressive Arts facilitator specializing in art for wellness and transitions. As Artist-in-Residence for Moffitt Cancer Center’s Arts In Medicine program for 20 years, Carol worked with patients, visitors and staff. She is currently documenting her creative practice at midlife—a collection of drawings, paintings and sculptures with commentary on archetypal images as agents of change, a “Midlife Crisis Illustrated” amplified from a Jungian perspective. Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.
Joyce Zimmerman is a mixed media artist with strong ties to expressive dance movement. Her authentic art process continued to evolve after studying in the late 70s with an esteemed Jungian therapist. Joyce’s works center around dreams and mark making with her non-dominate hand to access the dormant aspects of her creative spirit. She also creates icons to fulfill her desire to capture ancient objects. While living in Massachusetts, Joyce won a grant through the state and the Monroe Center for the Arts to create a series of workshops based on the teachings of Carl Jung and life experiences. The De Cordva Museum school in Lincoln, MA, later invited her to conduct the journal workshop “Nurturing Self Through Creativity. She recently published her book of poetry, prose and art: The Poets Eye.
Join in discussions inspired by the lifework of mythologist and comparative religion expert Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell®️ Foundation Mythological Roundtable®️ (MRT) network groups are gatherings of people interested in all things mythological. They are designed to enrich us as individuals and offer the opportunity to introduce Joseph Campbell’s work to the wider community. Hosted in partnership with the C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota, MRT gatherings will bring together presenters and the community to expand our conscious understanding of the interplay between mythology and Jungian psychology, as well as the evolution of the human psyche and society as a whole. Paul Boivin—a lifelong Joseph Campbell enthusiast and a Sarasota-based business entrepreneur who helped to establish the Sarasota MRT in 2015—will facilitate the meetings.