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Dusters

Dusters

When a Grandmother’s dementia affects her ability to neither recognise her oldest grandchild nor remember anything of their experiences together, the grandchild feels a strong urge to record something of the time they shared.
These Illustrations are from a children’s picturebook entitled Dusters created for my final project. The story is based on memories of time spent with my Grandmother as a child, when everyday tasks would be transformed into playful adventures. My aim was to capture these moments in order to celebrate the grand parent-grandchild relationship in the hope that others may relate the images to their own lives.