Sometimes We Are...
we are the shelter,
we are the lullaby,
we are the orange mango light
& the green reeds...
which sweeten the journey.
PhotoPoem by Akiba & Maryam Mermey Copyright © 2020
~ ESSENCES ~
Maine/General Hospital in Augusta, Maine
Essences PhotoPoem Exhibit May 10th ~ July 5th 2021
An Artistic Collaboration by Akiba & Maryam Mermey
Essences, inspired by Nature’s beauty and grace, are Maryam’s poetic responses to the musical images and spirits within Akiba’s photographs. Maryam is an expressive arts artist & expressive arts therapist and Akiba is a nature photographer. Together they hope the interplay of words and images on display touch your essence.
Dr. Maryam is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist and has a private practice called Morning Glory Arts Therapy. She also offers healing glass classes at Maine/General as part of the Prevention and Healthy Living Program. Maryam presents trainings, courses and workshops in the use of the Expressive Arts for Trauma for counselors/therapists, educators, health care professionals and medical professionals. She designed an original bully prevention model for children, youth and adults called Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through The Expressive Arts which has been used internationally since 2004. The Transforming the Bullying Cycle Through the Expressive Arts Model specializes in working with young people with the neurodiversity of autism. Most recently in November of 2019 she presented Transforming the Trauma of Bullying via the Expressive Arts for the AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) in Washington, DC.