Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
Facilitating the Creative Process Through Collaboration


Facilitating the Creative Process Through Collaboration


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Download Late Night Fireworks (792 KB)

Download Adapted Tools and Paint Brushes (795 KB)

Download Adapted Tools and Paint Brushes 2 (773 KB)

Download e-MOTION 2 (2018) ArtPrize Entry (328 KB)

Download Big Sur (117 KB)

Download e-MOTION (427 KB)

Download Dumbo's Dream (998 KB)

Download Ich Bin Ein Berliner (867 KB)

Download Irish Mist (764 KB)

Download Koi Fish Splash (986 KB)

Download Mountain Sunset (861 KB)

Download Quantum Leap (1.1 MB)

Download Rainbow River (553 KB)

Download Red Violet 1 (668 KB)

Download Sun on Jonquils (834 KB)

Download Sunset on Birches (687 KB)

Download The Hole Where Light Gets In (864 KB)

Download Untitled Collage (1020 KB)

Download Untitled Watercolor 1 (634 KB)

Download Untitled Watercolor 2 (598 KB)


Miles Parker Scharfenberg, an artist based in Richland, MI, provided the cover art for the Fall 2019 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Late Night Fireworks” is a 30” x 40” painting made from acrylic on canvas (see Figure 1). Born 15 weeks premature, Miles’ multiple health impairments have made it difficult to engage in meaningful occupations such as painting. With support from his mother Carol, occupational therapy students and members of the community, Miles creates colorful abstract expressionist paintings. Collaboration is part of his creative process. In this fifth anniversary issue of OJOT, Occupation and the Artist is following up with a past artist for the first time. Over the last five years, Miles has further developed his skill and abilities as a painter while discovering his potential as an artist.


Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Art, Painting, Collaboration, Health, Cerebral Palsy


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Facilitating the Creative Process Through Collaboration