Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
Healing the Mind and Soul with Art and Music


Healing the Mind and Soul with Art and Music


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Download The Fruit of Spirit (94 KB)

Download Poppies (918 KB)

Download Gracie Fisher Painting with Mouth Stick (239 KB)

Download The Naughty Kitty (337 KB)

Download Koi (256 KB)

Download A Winter Escape (189 KB)

Download Water Lillies (160 KB)

Download Rocky Shore (262 KB)

Download Peacock (13.3 MB)

Download Hollister Ranch (14.3 MB)

Download Gracie Fisher Composing Music (1.9 MB)

Download Gracie Fisher's Composition Set-Up (665 KB)

Download Gracie Fisher Using QuadJoy Technology (1.0 MB)


Gracie Fisher, an artist and composer based in Santa Barbara California, provided the cover art for the Fall 2020 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “The Fruit of Spirit” is a 16” x 20” oil painting on canvas. When a rare neurologic condition left Gracie paralyzed from the neck down, art and music helped to heal her mind and soul. Upon returning home from the hospital, Gracie’s wish was to create an inclusive environment where children of all abilities could engage in art and music. She founded the Grace Fisher Foundation so others could experience the healing nature of occupation. Gracie believes art comes in many forms. With the right environment, tools and supports, anyone can create.


Occupation, Occupational Therapy, Adaptive Art, Music Therapy, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, quadriplegia, Gracie Fisher


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Healing the Mind and Soul with Art and Music