International Journal of Arts and Humanities

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Abilities in Disabilities: Art As Healing Metaphor In A Contemporary Society

1Folorunso, Akinwinsola Ph.D and 2Osita, Williams A. Ph.D




Accepted 23rd September, 2020.


Choose not to place ‘DIS’, in your ability. The human spirit is one of abilities, perseverance and courage that no disability can steal away. One of the favorite and healthier lifestyle is reading some amazing and motivating autobiographies from outstanding individuals. From a number of of such books written by some physically challenged artists, this article highlights art as healing character. Some narratives in this piece of study has helped to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that art has the power to open inner closets, airs out the cellars, and as a result brings healing to whoever trends its path. Some of the findings reveal that there are abilities in disabilities. Again, visual arts perform therapeutic functions to most with psychological, physical, emotional and mental disorders. These were followed by conclusion and possible recommendations


Keywords: Healing power of Art, Contemporary Society.