Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
The Healing Nature of Occupation


The Healing Nature of Occupation


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Moses Kai Hamilton was born in a small beach house on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. When a tragic accident left Hamilton paralyzed, he turned to mouth painting for comfort. Participation in a meaningful occupation helped Hamilton find his path in life. Over time, he developed his own techniques, use of color, and a signature impressionist style. Painting nurtured Hamilton’s soul. As a result, his art grew better and sweeter.


Occupation, Occupational Therapy, Art, Nature, Mouth Painting, Hawaii, Moses Hamilton


Art Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Painting

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The Healing Nature of Occupation