Infantry Art is an non traditional art therapy for warriors challenged with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). It involves constructing a mortar but instead of firing lethal explosives, it fires paint onto a canvas. This style of creative art results in creating a dramatic and chaotic representation which can be used by the artist to not only describe their individual symptoms such as anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, anger, and insomnia, but also to cast out those demons onto the canvas. The creator, Martin Noire, a Danish vet who suffered severe PTSD from several deployments, developed this art and shares it with those in crisis.
Posted on February 11, 2018 by Matthew Peeling Special Operations, Warrior Empowerment