Drawing from the loss, laughter, and love found in dementia, this is a series of drawings by Lucile Carson, reflecting on the relentless journey and impact the disease had on her mother and those around her.
“I began this series of drawings after my mother died. They reflect, what over time has become important — the signposts, the markers, of her vanishing. The text, the language if you like, her recognition of her own disappearance and absences and losses. While the drawings look back at the relentless process of the disease they are also reflective of the fun and laughter, the insights and the extraordinary honesty and intimacy that developed as a result of it. They are sad and difficult drawings. My sense of loss that the disease created has become caught up with her total absence, her death. But she was not unhappy or afraid of dying.
“I have learnt after the death of two close family members from very different forms of dementia — my mother and my sister — of the resilience of family and its collective strength. For that I am grateful.”
You are also warmly invited to join Lucile for afternoon tea and an artist talk at 2.00 pm on Saturday 28 September.
Mon Sep 23
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre