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The Essence Of Clowning by Angie Wakeman

Copyright © 2022 Angie Wakeman – all rights reserved.

Enjoy these beautiful Clowning pictures by Nose-to-Nose clowning facilitator Angie Wakeman.

Truly..  clowns paint and draw from their inner feeling of joy and optimism, giving new birth to creative possibilities.
If Clowns are showing us a way of being playful, created through innocence and none judgement, I wondered what they’d do with paper and paint! 
I was reminded of what Rudolf Steiner said about arts purpose. ‘The function of art is not to reproduce what is visible, but to make visible.’ 
I found my clown started to paint from a feeling rather than an idea or an agenda. With this new found freedom and allowing, without imposing or judgment, new possibilities and surprises came. 
My clown didn’t mark my work, she just celebrated all her pictures as marvellous! 
A wish grew to share and wonder how other clowns might express themselves to ‘make visible’ in their unique way- their deep connection to themselves, each other and the world. 
I hope the pictures I share here bring joy.

About the Artist – Angie Wakeman

Angie is a former Nurse and Steiner Teacher. Her 3 adopted children paved her way to finding clowning, where she discovered her own need for playfulness and freedom.

Having trained as a clown facilitator with our Education Partners –  Nose to Nose, she went on to facilitate Clowning workshops for medical students at the University of East Anglia for a number of years. She is particularly interested in working with health care professionals, and more recently social workers- indeed anyone who has a role in caring for others.

Her interest in clowning is only really to do with love; which in essence she sees as the freedom to be ourselves, which turns out to be funny and beautiful, or not at all funny, but  still beautiful.

You can find out more about Clowning and the work of Vivian, Ali, Angie and the rest of the Nose to Nose team at https://www.nosetonose.info/uk/