PLAY   Return to Childhood

Jung returned to childhood play and creativity at the beginning of his “confrontation with the unconscious” that lead to and through The Red Book. Childhood can be seen as the formative experiences of our own childhood as individuals but also as a species—the childhood of humanity in which we lived in closer proximity and harmony with nature and animals.


This historical childhood is characterized by creative fantasy and it allows us to reimagine, review or revision, and recreate a new future. This childhood perspective of creative play is at the heart of Jung’s art-based methodology, representing a return to a more creative approach to art as both creation and education.

"Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth." Jung

Seeing the World Anew

Inner Child


Smell the Flowers

Paint Free

Release Inhibition

Shed Old Skin

Grow the New

 “All children paint like geniuses. What do we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability? 
Pablo Picasso


Get Messy

Mix and Blend

Focus on Nothing

Release Time

Enter the Void

Contemplating the Void

"Play is the highest form of Research."Albert Einstein
Maternally Creative

Be Natural

Heighten Your Senes

Supraconscious Mind

Impulse to Create

Form a Container

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation." Plato

Heather is an artist who loves to explore art and education as a creative path to discovery and revelation. She is inspired by our collective human potential and how we can catalyze personal passion into powerful and sustainable collective change. She is a doctoral candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute and the website Seeingthruart is a result of her study on Jung and his art-based methodology.

(360) 359.1522

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Google+ Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

© 2019 by Anna