Art Therapy is a creative method that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication.

The BAAT further explains this by saying: "(People) use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem."

Cerebral Aperture is a collection of art works born from this very intuitive process of self-guided healing.

Initiated in 1997 by Ava Bock, Cerebral Aperture solely consisted of photography as the vehicle of expression. Over time the media used diversified to include painting, drawing, and sculpture. In 2011, she received an Associate of Fine Arts and is currently studying with The Arcanum, a New Zealand based artist mentorship program.