Creativity and Inner Conflict: Auto-Ethnography and Reflection of an Artist’s Inner Dialogue

  • Diana Heather Patricia Pearson MacEwan University

Abstract

Abstract:

In the pursuit of creativity, negative core beliefs are significant obstacles to an artist’s success, while positive affirmations encourage self-actualization. We cannot deny the importance of a positive mindset in an artist’s discipline; ruminating negative fears can hinder mental focus, suppressing creativity. This creative auto-ethnography portrays my own mental struggle with deep-rooted doubts and fears as an artist, and my attempt to battle these negative beliefs through positive affirmation. The intent of this piece is to create an aesthetic of tension and anxiety, ultimately evoking in the listener the artist’s feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness.


Author Biography

Diana Heather Patricia Pearson, MacEwan University
Bachelor of Music, General
Published
2014-10-22
How to Cite
Pearson, D. H. P. (2014). Creativity and Inner Conflict: Auto-Ethnography and Reflection of an Artist’s Inner Dialogue. MacEwan University Student EJournal, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.31542/j.muse.206
Section
Fine Arts and Communications