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Modified 9-Jan-17
Created 9-Feb-16
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Art offers an opening for the heart.
Scientific research suggests that nature art in hospitals and clinics promotes healing and facilitates positive outcome. Viewing nature scenes serves as a distraction for the patients and reduces stress and anxiety. There is evidence that it lowers blood pressure, reduces the need for pain medication and increases patient's confidence and trust. The staff also greatly benefits from the arts as it creates a better work environment and gives them a chance to relax and rejuvinate in an intense and stressful work place.
The arts can also provide comfort and a positive distraction for visitors who spend many hours waiting for loved ones during times of uncertainty.
The preferred art in hospitals is nature landscapes, but also animals and other nature scenes.

Being in nature has always been a big part in my life and helps me to unplug, unwind and be at peace. In my younger years it brought healing to my mind and was the best "medicine". I would spend many hours by myself in the woodlands in my surroundings, walking barefoot and listening to the sounds of the forest.
With my photography I want to offer a way of bringing the healing power of nature into people's homes at an affordable price.
I hope you will discover some of the "good medicine" in this selection that I felt fits the healing art category.
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https://slate.adobe.com/cp/6r911/


I found this article of interest:

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/healing-power-art-can-hospital-collections-help-n208966
At Copper Falls State ParkHigh Falls, MinnesotaHoughton Falls 2Now and Then FallsMorgan Falls, spring 2Foggy morningEnchanted ForestTrees, Slough Gundi 2Audie Flowage, island in fogFoggy spring morningAudie Lake, three Spruce reflectionsEvening moodSunset colors at Audie LakeEvening cloudsPerch Lake, WI 3Tamarack reflections 1East Fork Chippewa River 2View from White Sky Rock '15View from Mt. Sophie 1Blue Hills

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Healing Art, Nature Photography, Wisconsin, forest, horizon, lakes, landscapes, magical, nature, outdoors, path, peaceful, river, road, serene, sky, sunrise, sunset, trees, water, woodland