My father-in-law has Alzheimer's. He's had it for quite a few years already and it is very possible he is in the later stages of this terrible disease. He came from a family of six children. All but one of them has been afflicted with with this disease. What I think is this possibly could mean my husband and my children could be at a greater risk for contracting this disease.
From all the research I have done I believe these photos of mine will help me paint and represent what happens in the brain of a Alzheimer's patient. As the disease progresses the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.
What are these photos and have they degenerated. Were they beautiful at one time just like my father-in-law. He still is valued and beautiful despite the disease and we need to see that same beauty in all creation. Stay tuned to this blog as I attempt to paint and support the fight for this disease. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please email me or leave a comment below.
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The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.