“When we think of art representing tragedy, it raises all kinds of questions. Can we really make art of an experience where people have lost loved ones? Can we truly justify directing people toward beauty when there is such tragedy? The beauty of abstract art – and of Alborghetti’s art in particular, is that it is in invitation for us to project what we will onto the piece. We do so anyway – even when human forms, gardens and ponds protect us with their explicit forms in Impressionist and Renaissance paintings. Art, as I substantiated above, is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. From a psychological perspective, art is an amazing way to mourn. When it is as beautiful as Alborghetti’s, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of loss, and the beauty of our own resilience as we make our way through this mysterious life”.
“THE HUFFINGTON POST”
September 9, 2011
CEO: NeuroBusiness Group (NBG); Assistant Clinical Professor: Harvard Medical School; Author: Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear (Rodale, 2010); Author: Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders (FT Press, 2011); Author: The Science Behind The Law of Attraction (NBG, 2011).