“Memory Is A Lonely Observer . . .”
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Dementia raises questions about what are the boundaries of the human, what is required to have meaningful social relationships and more generally what makes life worth living (or no longer worth living) when memories fade.
There may be lessons to learn from those who have found both reasons and ways to maintain relations of friendship after the onset of dementia – lessons that could be shared with others who find themselves confronting similar situations. The friend who remains in a relationship with a friend who has dementia may gain knowledge about the illness and grow in unexpected and insightful ways.
There is a lot we can do to make life better for older adults with dementia. And we ought to do what we can – not only because people with dementia are fellow members of our human community, but also because any one of us might find ourselves affected in the future.
Upon closer scrutiny, there is light in the darkness . . .
Infinite gratitude and congratulations to Kris Macnamara who recently purchased "Beyond the Queen's Chamber" for her home collection after first seeing my Irish art years ago at an exhibit at the Providence Biltmore. She researched and 'found' me the rest is history! You never know where or when good things will happen and remain . . .grateful.
“Consciousness” will be raffled for the fundraiser of Gallery Night Providence at Waterfire Art Center !
31 " x 31"
"Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to."
~ D. H. Lawrence
The abstract body is object in balance, perfect balance in fact, although contorted, twisted, and/or asymmetric, the body remains the instrument of our hold on the world.