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Journey to Oblivion
My body of work includes numerous paintings of my grandma at different points in her life, which have come together to represent her struggle with dementia.
I have chosen to depict these portraits in black and white, representing the darkness and sorrow associated with the disease. To further depict the distortion of reality in the mind of a dementia patient, I have integrated jumbled letters, emanating from her most recent picture, reflecting the loss of knowledge and memory dementia brings to an individual. I am inspired by Ann Cape, an artist exploring dementia, through paintings of her husband, and its impact within the community.