CBD, Vocal Impairment, and Healing
Judd, Carly M
Healing is holistic, elusive as it is ever-present. It is a cycle, like that of life. There are seasons in which we feel full and seasons in which our wings don’t lift to take us where our mind already rests. In my college path, I have found that my healing and my restoration comes from combining science, which my mentor refers to as the “art of ideas,” and art. In these series I based conceptual art on healing around the research that I am conducting that centers around vocal impairment and zebra finches, along with the ability of Cannabidiol to mitigate this damage. By doing so, I am recreating my healing space in the cycle created by these five pieces themselves. Healing comes at times in the physical form via pharmacological advances, as we are dealing with in our lab; it also can come from the things that allow us to be our most true inner selves, like art and being able to paint are for me. In that multidisciplinary framework, I created these pieces to speak to what it means to bring healing in its cycle, illustrated by the white line increasingly outlining the zebra finch bird, raising wings as in flight, until the fifth piece of the series is completely outlined in its wholeness. What brings art and science together, in my experience, is not their actual practice, but the ability they have to touch people’s lives, to increase quality of life, and to heal minds and bodies in their very nature.
East Carolina University