In 2016 I was commissioned to create a Glass Art piece for ARTzheimer's 'Light and Shade' exhibition which will be on permanent display in the Civic theatre in Tallaght, Co. Dublin from the 21st March 2017.
The ideas behind this piece are nuanced and subtle. You can tell by looking at someones eyes if they are present or not. You can see their experiences and life written out in their expression. The Iris contains a life cycle, childhood, love, education, birth and a home. These are the things we loose with Alzheimers. The light flashes on and off in an incoherent manner to show the memories vivid and in focus and then dull and lost to memory. And as a reminder the reflection of the eye, a piece of mirror, shows us that this could be our story too.
Below is a video by Tony Whelan from Canola Pictures for the exhibition.
Photography By A Little Idea Photography.