I have been working steadily on my quilt and have been reluctant to show its development.I guess because it is such a personal response to my experience of my mother's illness but here it is so far, the stitching phase will be next.
In the quilt I have ten images of my mother in various stages of degeneration. In the final image she
is facing the opposite direction as if she
is looking back. In this image she
is almost totally gone, she
is not there anymore, it appears white and ghostly. Along the bottom, I have symbols of her memories painted onto the fabric within circles to represent the circle of life.
I then added the simplified bold symbols of the African comb at the top to link with the head and lost memories
It is getting there but I still have a long way to go. I sent the images to my sister and I don't think she really likes it. The experience has been quite different for her as she and my father have had to live with Mum everyday and have seen all the daily changes. She did say that it is not
always darkness and that at times she laughs, for me it is different.