Fine Art

Amy Crawford

After running art workshops for adults with dementia I realised that as a society we have a habit of closing our eyes and ears to the reality of those living with the disease. I aim to challenge the way we perceive the people who live with it, aspiring to inject humanity back into the clinical outline of dementia - to see past the disease itself. The glitches and tangles in the brain are only part of who these people are. The soul, personality and presence are still there, ever changing and shimmering before us. Disordered, yet still tangible.

My work explores different aspects of the human condition - I aim to take these intangible concepts and transform them into accessible images through photographic manipulation and modern techniques. Using pressed flowers from the University of Dundee Herbarium Collection I have created laser etchings inspired by Dr Aloysius Alzheimer’s initial illustrations of dementia. I drew parallels between these collections and the disease, both trapped in a moment in time. Altered yet still beautiful.

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