Free association is a technique used in psychoanalysis and also in psychodynamic theory (so I hear) which was originally devised by Sigmund Freud out of the hypnotic method of his mentor and coworker, Josef Breuer. (Just a little fyi).
‘The importance of free association is that the patients spoke for themselves, rather than repeating the ideas of the analyst; they work through their own material, rather than parroting another’s suggestions.
I played around in the studio last night doing what I call, ‘free painting’…which is kinda the same thing I think…not sure what it all means exactly but I stayed engaged for hours! I’m really intrigued with some of the mixed media and abstract art I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately…I’m obsessed, actually!!