Inspired by the poem titled “O May I Join the Choir Invisible” by George Elliot, this is an ongoing project that explores the connection between loss, land, and legacy. In this body of work, each image is a metaphor for a song from my own reimagined choir that is both grounded in the physicality of places and things, and suspended in the ephemeral world of memory and emotion that they evoke.
When living with a someone who is being taken from this world by dementia, one can only sit back and watch as a once active and agile mind slowly fades. Memory becomes fragmented and often morphs into night-mare. Passing of mind was made using a collection of battered vintage dolls from the family attic, these images are based on the experience of caring for my grandmother after she was diagnosed with dementia.