I held off on posting this and telling people about it - I've had enough false starts. But this one is a sure thing.
My first illustration (ever) for a print magazine. The theme was "Lost Things"
and we were to write an accompanying small text for it.
------------------It seems to me that Alzheimers is like some sort of alternative reality where people easily lose themselves and are unaware of it. Its paradoxical: they lose small fragments of who they are (who they once were?) everyday, but in that reality they create within themselves, something that we perceive as missing is, for them, something that was never there.
However, we can at least take some solace from the fact that this reality becomes a cocoon, shielding them from
some harsh aspects of growing old. And, as it becomes increasingly more difficult for them to recognize their daughters and sons and grandchildren, preserving memories is a task that falls on their loved ones. So Im doing my part, for my grandmother, as delicately as I possibly can.
It's a bit personal, so... yeah.Oh Comely Magazine
- 2nd issue, August 2010. [link]