'Windows No. 5 - Portrait Of Dementia' by Michelle Driver
Michelle Driver 2017, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen) – 36cm x 48.5cm (14.1″ x 19″)
:: FINALIST, Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2018
:: FINALIST, Whyalla Art Prize 2017
‘Windows No. 5 – Portrait of Dementia’ was inspired by a series of CT scans, which have been interpreted through the medium of hand woven tapestry. Although dementia is stigmatised as a condition focusing on memory loss, it is well documented that patients still retain personal long term memories. This manifests itself through a preference for favourite music, activities and, in the case of this artwork, favourite colours. This piece is a celebration of a vibrant and colourful life.