The ArtistAs an artist, Dr. Donovan has enjoyed working with the human form and the expression of the inner world of human emotion through both figure and portrait. Below are a few examples of his work. (For enlargements, please click on a thumbnail below.) This artistic exploration has helped him in his clinical practice and healing work. It has given him a deeper understanding and insight into the formative and archetypal world of the human psyche and emotion. Dr. Donovan believes all healing is an act of creativity. Quoting Dr. Donovan from his book, The Face of Consciousness:
Creativity is ‘the elixir of life’ that heals and transforms life. Through the creative process, you enter that ‘sacred place’, that ‘zone of evolution’ where ‘the world lights up to itself’ as you light up to the world. It is here, in that ‘holiest of holy’ places that you are reunited with the waters of the wellspring of creativity, The Source of the ‘River of Life’ from which all creative energy and vitality issue forth to be manifested as new life. Through every creative act, life fulfills itself. Through every creative act, you transcend the mortality of your separate ego-self of I and enter the realm of immortality to become one with your contextual self as Thou, as a self-realized collaborator in creation. Through creativity, you are delivered from the chaos of illness into the dynamic order of new life.