Altered Inquiry: Discovering Arts-Based Research Through an Altered Book

  • Gioia Chilton Creative Arts Therapies Department Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Abstract

I present altered book making and poetry as a process of imaginative inquiry into arts-based research. Through a personal narrative and a consideration of the literature on arts-based research, I reconstruct the artistic inquiry that traces my learning journey. Current issues in arts-based research are sketched through words and mixed media artwork, including issues of terminology, philosophy, ethics, and purpose in arts-based research practice. The beginnings of a transformation-through-the-arts paradigm, powered by an aesthetic epistemology, are referenced as part of a multimedia learning journey. As a strategy for pedagogical inquiry, the altered book construction and narrative writing served to express some of the transformative learning, beauty, energy, and complexities related to this topic.

Author Biography

Gioia Chilton, Creative Arts Therapies Department Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC PhD Candidate Creative Arts Therapies Program Drexel University and Adjunct Faculty The George Washington University Marymount University Workshops & Consulting: http://creativewellbeingworkshops.com/
Published
2013-08-29
Section
Articles