This handwoven rug found a new home this month.
LIFE INTERRUPTED BY DEMENTIA
Deb McClintock 2015
Sometimes one cannot anticipate the interruptions life presents. This piece was created as a loved one began a serious journey with dementia. Dementia is a cruel disease that fades and jumbles memories. Thoughts are shuffled in a confusing order not determined by anyone but the relentless dementia within. Life color memory fades completely or swings wildly from sharp to hazy. Working with the colors of my valley bring calm and order to balance events I witness. Like watching the river relentlessly overflowing its banks, changing directions or fading away with the sun; watching someone struggle with the ebb and flow of life’s memories is heartbreaking. Working with natural dyes teaches one acceptance of nature’s choice. Nature determines the depth of shade, the intensity of hue, the success of the color strike and the length of time the color holds. One creates and lives within the constraints of nature one does not control.