Creative Expressions and the Unconscious Mind

August 15, 2014
Carol W. Berman, MD

Painting and writing are ways in which this clinician expresses herself and relaxes after a hard day's work with patients.

Title of piece: Pink Shell, Green FaceMedium: Acrylic, 50" in diameterBiographical statement: Painting and writing are ways in which I express myself and relax after a hard day's work with patients. This particular painting represents the unconscious mind and how it projects positive and negative visions into our consciousness.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_crop","fid":"27039","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","id":"media_crop_504184505387","media_crop_h":"0","media_crop_image_style":"-1","media_crop_instance":"2587","media_crop_rotate":"0","media_crop_scale_h":"0","media_crop_scale_w":"0","media_crop_w":"0","media_crop_x":"0","media_crop_y":"0","title":" ","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]These days, I paint in oil, which is much more fluid than acrylics. I am also studying at the National Academy in New York City.***Dr Berman attended New York University Medical School. Her residency in psychiatry was spent at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She returned to NYU for a research fellowship, where she remains as a Clinical Assistant Professor in psychiatry. She is in private practice in New York City.Carol W. Berman, MD