This painting was produced a year after my Nan past away from Alzheimers. A disease that captured my Nan and took her hostage in her own body and mind.
This painting symbolises the experience of how I felt being a Granddaughter and being a witness to her slow deterioration of the disease.
The experiences I felt; were how to combat the disease, ease my Nan’s tremendous strengthen and amazing sense of humour. The onset crept up on my Nan, with echoes of depression and a slow recoil into her home and not leaving her own surroundings. At times it seemed my Nan would only say ‘NO’ when offered a day out, a family celebration….no to food….to TV….Music….to walking…..
This painting compares the visual with the real, the latter being a ‘computer memory board’.
How robust technology is and long lasting compared to the human state.
Human memory verses the computer memory……………..
‘Computer Memory is the storage in a computer where data is to be processed and instructions required for processing are stored’.
‘Human Memory is our ability to encode, store, retain and subsequently recall information and past experience in the human brain’.