Myriam Laberge, Excavating the Past
12" x 12", Acrylic on Paper - Gallery Wrap,
Archeologist and psychologists have much more in common than initially meets the eye. Both are interested in excavating some long forgotten, overgrown, or buried past. The archeologist carefully maps out the terrain, and digs down hoping to find buried treasures and lost historical monuments. It is slow, dusty work. The psychologist excavates into the unconscious psyche with careful, sensitive questioning in the hope of unearthing clues to hidden secrets. It too is slow work, and like an archeological dig, while there is no guarantee, the potential payoff makes the overall quest worthwhile.