Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
Movement Without Boundaries


Movement Without Boundaries


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Download Dancing in Motion (63 KB)

Download Freedom Dance (112 KB)

Download Dancing Within the Spirit (120 KB)

Download Disability Without No Boundaries (57 KB)

Download Within the Self (64 KB)

Download Communicating (47 KB)

Download Clutch (109 KB)

Download Fourth Down (155 KB)

Download Buzzer Beater (130 KB)

Download Free Fall (181 KB)

Download Run Boy Run (51 KB)

Download Self Portrait: Expression 3 (80 KB)

Download Spiritual Forest (175 KB)


Johnson Simon is an artist based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Johnson always wanted to become a dancer. Born with cerebral palsy, physical limitations make it difficult for Johnson to coordinate his body movements. Determined not to let his disability keep him from pursuing his dreams, Johnson decided to study body movement and motion to learn more about what his body could not do. For Johnson, painting is all about self-discovery. Through use of vibrant colors and bold strokes, Johnson’s expressionist paintings evoke movement and motion. Occupational therapy helped Johnson discover his artistic abilities. The occupation of painting has empowered him to move without boundaries.


Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Johnson Simon, Art, Painting, Model of Human Occupation, Cerebral Palsy

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Movement Without Boundaries