Art Is About Being Whole: A Memoir

Art Images

Your ebook version of Art Is About Being Whole does not include the images of the artworks. Below is a list of links to the images. If you would like to have a version of the book that includes the images, please purchase the paperback version.

Part One

  • Swoon, Thalassa, 2011 (Image Link)
  • Pablo Picasso, Girl Before a Mirror, 1932 (Image Link)
  • Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939 (Image Link)
  • Claude Monet, Water Lily Pond, 1900 (Image Link)
  • Chantall Joffe, Self-Portrait Naked with My Mother II, 2020 (Image Link – Scroll to end of article)
  • Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1956 (Image Link)
  • Niki de Saint Phalle, The Three Graces, 1999 (Image Link)
  • Maria Sibylla Merian, Caterpillars, Butterflies and Flower, 1705 (Image Link)
  • Erik Johansson, Grow with Progress, 2021 (Image Link)
  • Roger Kastel, Jaws, 1975 (Image Link)

Part Two

    • Ithell Colquhuon, Dance of the Nine Opals, 1942 (Image Link)
    • Peggy Lipschutz, Wrested Heart, 1999 (Image Link)
    • Aleah Chapin, The Opening, 2020-21 (Image Link)
    • Natalie Wadlington, Night, 2022 (Image Link – Scroll to the middle of the 2022 section and click the image for Night)
    • Marcos Raya, The Anguish of Being and the Nothingness of the Universe, 2000 (Image Link)
    • Pamela Nelson, River of Time, 2021 (Image Link)
    • Vienna 1900 exhibit at the Leopold Museum (Image Link)
    • Brooke Shaden, Let Loose the Curious Being, 2015 (Image Link)

    Part Three

      • Shahzia Sikander, Mary Magdalene, 2009 (Image Link)
      • Cindy Ingram, Practicing Art, 2022-23 (Image Link)
      • Cindy Ingram, Protector of Process, 2023 (Image Link)
      • Cindy Ingram, Emerge, 2023 (Image Link)
      • Cindy Ingram, Girl Out of the Mirror, 2023 (Image Link)

      Advanced Praise for Art Is About Being Whole

      Art Is About Being Whole is a heartfelt and nourishing book about the way that art can surround and support your life. If you feel like you’re outside the art world, if the art world isn’t helping you, this book can be a life ring, the kind the lifeguard tosses into the pool. All you have to do is put it around you, and you’ll be towed safely in to shore.”

      James Elkins

      Author of Pictures and Tears: A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

      Art Is About Being Whole is a song of praise, celebration, and invitation—into the power of art to illuminate and expand our lived lives. Cindy Ingram’s memoir shares her story as a testament to the ways a full embrace of art can heal our injured places, illuminate our uncertainties, and open doors of experience that we never imagined. This is a beautiful book, filled with ideas to be inspired by and to borrow. You will feel you have new best friends in Cindy and a thousand artists when you finish.”
      Eric Booth

      Author of Making Change and Tending the Perennials

      About the Author

      Cindy Ingram is a writer, artist, poet, educator, and entrepreneur. Connecting with works of art and crafting innovative learning activities, she has dedicated her life to bringing the magic of art connection to others. A former art museum educator, art teacher, and the founder and CEO of Art Class Curator (, Cindy is passionate about taking art out of dark, stuffy lecture halls and bringing it into the hearts, minds, and lives of everyone.

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