Friday, May 25, 2012

Illustration Friday - "Faded"

Today's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Faded'.

Here's my contribution...


"As mom's memory faded I discovered a craziness in my own mind."

This is a photo of a wood burning I created a few years ago right after my mom was diagnosed with 'mild cognitive impairment'...the doctor's polite way of saying, "Your mom has dementia."

I was completely overwhelmed with how I would handle every aspect of her decline. If you look closely there are two sets of eyes--one set my mom's, the other set mine. If you have ever loved someone with this horrible disease you notice how their eyes change. As their mind goes the eyes become vacant...faded. You wonder where your loved one has gone. It's simply horrible and I am forever changed because of it.

More to come soon...until then,



4 comments:

Tif said...

This is a beautiful piece.

Claire Wildish said...

I love what you've created. There's great movement. I see lots of happy memoried swimming about.

Jane Loedding said...

Thanks so much for your comments...I appreciate your kind words. :D

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool piece.

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