The Artist in Studio Hundy is Ian Wiggle
After qualifying as a Pharmacist, I discovered an interest in complementary medicine and in the mid 1980’s I started work at a natural medicines manufacturer. For 15 years I specialised in Regulatory and Quality Assurance issues, being appointed as Pharmaceutical Director in 1995.
In 2000 I started a 5 year training in Art Therapy at Hibernia college, qualifying in 2006 as an Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts Practitioner (SEE: Art for Health).
My approach to practice is informed out of a holistic understanding of the human being as body, soul and spirit. I believe that through the process of being engaged in facilitated artistic activity the creative potential present in all of us can be released. This creativity can give rise to new capacities, strengthening and supporting the individual in their life and health challenges.
I have a particular interest in Goethean methodology, which I have been using for over 25 years now, applying it to the study of medicinal plants, landscape, the therapeutic encounter and more recently in the context of organisations.
Having trained in both science and art, I believe the Goethean method weaves together artistic and scientific approaches, bringing a more “holistic” and creative experience into the research process.
I currently live in the Scottish Borders and work freelance as an Art for Health Practitioner, Quality Systems Advisor and Creative Workshop facilitator. Studio Hundy, that I built in our tranquil garden, is the place where I endeavour to explore various themes in the context of my own artistic development.