The imagery in my current work is permeable – it draws from the continually shifting paraphernalia that surrounds dementia and the blurred boundaries of personhood. Working in alternating layers of transparent watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite and colored pencils on paper, I explore what I imagine this unfixed state to be, working back and forth, melding then separating figure and ground. This work has opened me to the potential of chaos and the unknown, and has led me to honor those moments when fixed clarity seems to briefly materialize.

Through this work I experience second hand, interactions that might be between those in the process of cognitive and physical decline and those who patiently and selflessly care for them.