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Songs of Seeing

Verbal/Visual images in partnership

Nature-based images arranged in order of challenge 

designed for 

pleasure, healing, comfort, peace

It is well recognized that nature is healing, as is art. But what if your present circumstance does not allow either getting outdoors, making art, or searching out soothing art works 

The images below are a small sample of the Songs of Seeing. These vignettes are not unlike the 19th century Japanese poem prints called surimono which combined the verbal and visual as equal partners.


Songs 1, a collection of 30 (almost) No Words images  alone 


Songs 4, More Mid-length 

moderately complex texts and images

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Songs 2, a collection of 30 Shorter, simple texts and images 

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Songs 5, a collection of

30 Longer more complicated texts and images


Songs 3, a collection of

30 Mid-length  texts and more complex images. 


Songs 6, Different Flavors,

collection that varies in styles, both verbal and visual

One might think of these Songs of Seeing as short poem-like texts which can be enjoyed by people who think they do not like poetry. Perhaps most significantly, they have proved a safe and comforting resource for people coping with Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Parkinson’s, post Lyme, Long Haul Covid and grief, addiction recovery etc. The important thing is that these images are calming and one is encouraged to proceed at a personally pleasing speed.

To view all collections arranged according to visual and verbal complexity, go to the Collections page. The drop-down menu there will offer any of the collections. Each collection will give you an easy series which you can explore and enjoy at your own pace.


To help you think about art as healing - either as a caregiver or a person with challenges - see the Introduction  and Artist's statement.

To Download and Save these collections onto your own devices go the the Download page.  


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