Barbara Bleicher Atwood

I came to Roosevelt when I was 19 to visit my professor, and told my boyfriend, "I want to live here when we grow up." Sixteen years later we moved here with our 5 and 7 year-old sons. After teaching art at the Roosevelt Public School for 9 years, I became an art therapist in a women's trauma recovery program. I also have a private practice in Princeton.

My artwork expresses emotional and psychological forces. I use simple materials, like India ink, plaster, beeswax, paper, sticks, and oil pastels. The work reflects themes of movement, birth, and relationships. Recurrent forms emerge over time and jump between artworks telling me they still need attention.