Children's Wishes: Holistic Revelations in Art

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Abstract

Expressions of children who have life-threatening illnesses are revealed in their art that provides a way for adults to know how they are experiencing their world. The language of children is unsophisticated; however, they speak meaningfully through their drawings. Children use symbols and images to represent elements in circumstances they are trying to understand. The purpose of this article is to show how the drawings of children with life-threatening illnesses who had special wishes fulfilled reveal meaning that translates into holistic practices.

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