Sheila Asato uses art as trauma therapy
Book artist and dream teacher Sheila Asato couldn’t believe what she was seeing on television in March 2011. The tsunami that struck Japan hit close to home for the woman who lived outside of Tokyo for more than a decade. Within two months she was headed to Japan to help a group of third graders deal with the recent trauma through art and the interpretation of dreams. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Sheila Asato is a book artist and instructor at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She also organizes gallery shows at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Produced by Britt Aamodt.