Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
Overcoming Barriers by Doing Things Differently


Overcoming Barriers by Doing Things Differently


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Tom Yendell, an artist based in Hampshire England, provided the cover art for the Summer 2018 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Silk Flowers” is a mouth painting made from acrylic on silk. Born a bilateral congenital amputee, Tom has learned to use his toes the same ways others use their hands. Tom relies little on aids and adaptations in everyday life. He believes learning to do things your own way is empowering. As a world-renowned mouth and foot painter, Tom is a living example of how barriers can be overcome by doing things differently. Through art and charitable works, Tom applies his creative energy, organizational skill, and determination to inspire others to live life to the fullest.


Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Art, Mouth and Foot Painting, Adaptation, Participation


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Overcoming Barriers by Doing Things Differently