Silent Auction:
The Charles Street Collection:
paintings by Sandra Indig

About the Charles Street Collection

This group of paintings/ psycho-aesthetic productions is authored by the artist/psychoanalyst Sandra Indig. The collection is sponsored by the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. It will be first exhibited at the Institute’s 2019 annual conference, The Therapeutic Action of Working with Erotic Transference on March 23, 2019 (10am-4pm), at St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, 101 Astor Place, NYC, 10003, and will be available then for purchase at the silent auction. The proceeds of this silent auction will benefit the Institute’s scholarship program, to further its mission of psychoanalytic education for ALL!

The art works themselves are not meant to be an illustration of the themes, ideas, or associations offered at the conference on erotic transference; rather they are meant to supplement the contents of the presentations. They will hopefully act as “keys” opening the doorways of our minds.

The CHARLES STREET COLLECTION is a visualized psychohistory told in the language of art. For instance, Mirror Mirror is not a therapy session or the session, but therapy sessions converted into symbolic level engagement. Summer Pleasure and Orange Storm address author’s internalized emotional experiences held deep in her body – positive memories and unbearable fears. The arts, like dynamic psychotherapy, allow us to digest feelings. The alternative is feelings turning against us.

Summer Pleasure
36×40, oill on canvas
Mirror Mirror
54×48, oil on canvas
Orange Storm
54×40, oil on canvas
Photo by Angelica Klein

Sandra Indig LCSW-R/LP, NCPsyA, ATCB is accomplished and recognized in both her practices as an artist and psychoanalyst. Sandra has a long and rich history in the work of cross-pollinating mentalization processes in its graphic and visual form. Both her psychoanalytic and aesthetic attitudes are grounded in Freudian and object relations theories. For instance, after Winnicott, Bion, and Eigen, Indig is steeped in thinking, painting and writing about the miracle of creation, the creation of a symbol, of symbolizing experiencing itself.

Sandra Indig is a contributing author to an edited book, Art, Creativity and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists (Routledge); the author of her own book of poems and paintings, Talking Colors: Seeing Words/ Hearing Images; and her artworks are featured in Howard F. Stein’s Centre & Circumference (both books were published by MindMend Publishing, an imprint of the ORI Academic Press).

Sandra is an active member of many art societies, such as The American Alliance of Museums, American Art Therapy Association, and NY Artists’ Circle. In her role as chair of Creativity & NeuroPsychoED Committee, she curated numerous exhibits, including three for the NY State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW). Sandra was twice a nominee of NAAP Gradiva® award for contributions to the field of Clinical Social Work. Most recently her paintings were featured at the Garment Center Arts Festival, NYC. Indig is an international presenter/lecturer on creativity, creative process, psychoanalysis, and trauma, and is in private practice in New York City.

For examples of her art work and writing go to

Artworks for Sale

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