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Journey into Alzheimer's

Journey into Alzheimer's

A stitched illustration in response to the Illy Words magazine theme of 'The Journey'. The illustration documents the changing emotions experienced by a sufferer of Alzheimer's as the disease progresses. The use of stitched threads and fraying fabric pays reference to the idea of mentally 'coming undone' or 'loosing the thread'.

The changing emotions of an Alzheimer's sufferer