Thursday, October 20, 2011

Escape as a theme (kinda like sky) actually made me think of the opposite, and I decided to make a tribute to my mother, who would like to escape from the progressive limitations of her mind. Names tend to escape her, as does short term memory. I was hoping that her ability to express herself through her once incredible paintings would remain, but the last time we painted together, her flowers were muddy, unfocused, and clumped tightly together. And she could't really tell what was wrong, but knew it wasn't right. So now, even as her paintings are being honored with a show in the Oregon state capitol building, those neurons  are also gone.
 This piece will probably go to Ami Simms' alzheimer auction once we've finished with our project here.


  1. nice abstract artwork...great job and keep up!

  2. This is such a heartfelt piece -- beautiful, even while it expresses a very sad time in your life.