A Story Of Psycholgical & Spiritual Transformation

One Woman’s life-changing experiences as a child in Nazi Germany leads to a quest for forgiveness and self-identity.
By: Aperion Books
VISTA, Calif. - March 26, 2015 - PRLog -- Ruth Platner’s life-changing experiences as a child in Nazi Germany, where a number of her immediate family members were killed in the holocaust, drove her to examine the fundamental questions of forgiveness and self-identity. After the war, Ruth realized she could sculpt, and her life was transformed.

“Right then I decided to become a professional artist. This was my first introduction to the concept of Transformation. ‘When life hands you mud (in this case from the bomb crater) make a sculpture.’”

Throughout the harrowing war experiences—and her subsequent life as a wife, mother, teacher, and artist—was a rare willingness to search for greater insight and meaning.

In her new book, War and Pieces, Ruth Platner draws upon her experiences as a child in Nazi Germany, and the inner resiliency that let her to become a respected artist and teacher whose work echoed the highest aspirations of the human spirit. These foundational and pivotal moments of her life are beautifully documented in this autobiography.

Ruth Platner is known for uniquely displaying the elements of vigor and vibrancy throughout her artwork. She explains it this way:
“All my forms and people are in motion, never static; it is a way to express my personal excitement about living this lifetime of constant change.”

This heart-warming and inspirational story is complimented by a series of period photos. Ruth’s purpose is to share the transformative principles in her own life for the benefit of others personal growth. War and Pieces is a deeply touching and moving story.

Ruth’s paintings, drawings, and textiles reflect her optimistic view of the world and of humankind. Her work has been exhibited at pubic galleries, one-woman shows, juried art shows, art festivals, and is collected by art lovers throughout the country. She currently teaches art as a therapeutic activity to veterans and prison inmates, using her first workbook, Meditation and Art: Using Form to Connect with Your Essence, as a tool for healing.

Ruth Platner’s art education began in Hamburg, Germany, her place of birth. She studied at the prestigious Hamburg Hochschule fur Bildende Künste and continued her education in the United States where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

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