University of Stirling
University of Stirling Art Collection
Pathfoot Building, Gallery 3

This exhibition, which forms part of the University’s ‘Art of Wellbeing’ series of exhibitions this year, explores ‘Hope’, and each image conveys an element of Maslow’s theory, beginning with our need for fresh air, clean water, nutritious food, shelter, sex, etc., and eventually through to what Maslow called ‘self-actualisation’. Hope comes from the fact that we can reach higher levels of being and that this hope creates an expectation. In turn, that expectation can lead to a desire to reach that higher level. Desire to reach a goal, rather than raw ability, is what the artist believes is the key element of personal success.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

Further information

Hope: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in surrealist form
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