Art for Healing

Posted by Harriet Hodgson @harriethodgson1, Oct 26, 2018

Kudos to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for allowing physicians to write prescriptions for free admission to the museum. And kudos to Mayo Clinic for its art program. From the beginning, Mayo Clinic believed that art can uplift patients and foster healing. Whether it’s Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic displays a wide range of artwork for patients. The Rochester site published a brochure for a self-guided tour of artwork. I live in Rochester and every time I’m at Mayo, I take the time to look at the artwork.

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@jenniferhunter

I found this very beautiful video "A Day Above Mayo Clinic" that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

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@jenniferhunter That was beautiful I didn't realize it was so big. I appreciated seeing this

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@jenniferhunter

I found this very beautiful video "A Day Above Mayo Clinic" that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

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@jenniferhunter That was awesome! I really enjoyed the perspective of and focus on the buildings' architecture features.
Ginger

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@jenniferhunter

I found this very beautiful video "A Day Above Mayo Clinic" that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

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@jenniferhunter thank you for sharing. This was my first time seeing that campus. My transplant was done at the Mayo campus in Jacksonville, FL.

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If it were not for art and music this isolation thing would be unbearable-for me. Still missing being with family so I feel closer when I do paintings of my little scamp (grandson). Keeps my mind from the dark places.

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@parus

If it were not for art and music this isolation thing would be unbearable-for me. Still missing being with family so I feel closer when I do paintings of my little scamp (grandson). Keeps my mind from the dark places.

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@parus, Thank you for sharing. This is the first post I am reading this morning, and you have warmed my heart with this watercolor of your grandson. This pose – sitting in the back seat with his buckled seatbelt, reminds me of my own dear grandchild and I can't help but wonder what he is thinking or what he is seeing out that window?
You have created a beautiful image that is wrapped in love.
Might I ask what size this painting is?

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@parus

If it were not for art and music this isolation thing would be unbearable-for me. Still missing being with family so I feel closer when I do paintings of my little scamp (grandson). Keeps my mind from the dark places.

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@parus Many times my mind floats to an art project, what I would do, colors, subject, etc. Like you, it helps keep my mind from dark places. This is a wonderful piece you did. Thank you for sharing it.
Ginger

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@jenniferhunter

I found this very beautiful video "A Day Above Mayo Clinic" that I wanted to share. Enjoy!

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Thanks, Jennifer. I have been going to Mayo Rochester for 11 years, even spent 3 months there in 2009. I enjoyed this 'above' view of Mayo, and I was able to identify some of the sights that I knew from street level.

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@rosemarya

@parus, Thank you for sharing. This is the first post I am reading this morning, and you have warmed my heart with this watercolor of your grandson. This pose – sitting in the back seat with his buckled seatbelt, reminds me of my own dear grandchild and I can't help but wonder what he is thinking or what he is seeing out that window?
You have created a beautiful image that is wrapped in love.
Might I ask what size this painting is?

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@rosemarya Hi Rosemary. Your was the first I read this morning. Now i have a warm heart too. The size is 4" x 6". My son had snapped this photo and it is one of his favorites so I turned it into a painting. He and his family gave me a subscription to Sketchbox for Christmas last year. It has helped to keep my creative juices running and to try new materials. What an amazing gift that keeps on giving!! Thank you for returning the warmth.

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Here is a sculptor with an amazing talent and a wonderful way to give back – Read more about it

Cliff Leonard is a Vietnam War veteran, a heart transplant patient and most importantly, a passionate sculptor. Before discovering his true talent as a sculptor, Cliff was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at age 48 and required a heart transplant. He has created some 50 busts in the likeness of Marines who died in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. His “little brothers,” he calls them. He provides them to family at no cost.
https://www.facebook.com/GabrielHouseofCare/posts/3602539743098166
Here is link to the Jacksonville newspaper article –
https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/military/veterans/2020/09/01/jacksonville-sculptor-makes-busts-honor-fallen-marines-florida/5616595002/

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I was asked to write a story about the portrait I did for my surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Fogelson for Realism Today, "Creative Healing: The Story of a Watercolor Portrait". Enjoy! https://realismtoday.com/watercolor-creative-healing/

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