I dunno if the genre is right- but here's my Realism body of work c:
UH, it used to have some painted vegetables involved, but it was kinda ditched because it was half-arsed~
I'll just- copy paste my artist description here :
The concept that I’ve tried to convey in this artwork is the mental decay that’s involved with dementia.
The disease is commonly connected to the term of ‘forgetful-ness’ the disease of the mind. What makes it so destructive is not just that they forget to brush their teeth or when to have dinner- but they forget who they love. I have three grandparents who are suffering from dementia, and I’ve watched my parents struggle with dealing with someone who they care for so much; not recall who they are.
The subject I have here is my grandmother.
I have shown this mental distance by having the head canvas floating further away from her body, her past and physical presence not understood in her present state.
Although this is a key aspect of dementia, what I really wanted to show was that in fact, the victim isn’t the only one who forgets. It’s the people who care about them, too.
I know when I was a kid, I used to visit my grandmother once every week; and she’d baby sit me when I was sick. She’d read me stories and play card games. Although I know that she used to be the person she was then, all I can remember of her now is what I see now; unstable, unrecognisable and in an almost child-like state. And I feel guilty, for forgetting who she really is. Because all I see now is a physical existence, but not being completely present anymore; not really being my grandmother anymore.
I demonstrated this by painting her body onto an actual rocking chair. Although her body is visible, the very person who it depicts is no longer 'real'.
EDIT: Oh gosh, a DD! I'm speechless!
Thank you all so much for your support- and I hope that all of you with personal experiences with the disease have things turn out for the best.
I wish it were under better circumstances, you all have these stories and I'm so sorry for all of you--
I'm always here to talk about it, if you need to c: