Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alzheimer's, as documented by an artist's self portraits

The Geek In Heels finds a very moving series of self portraits from an Altzheimer's sufferer.  It starts with this:

And progresses with the disease:

That's only the third in the series of nine.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are a painter's equivalent of Flowers For Algernon.  This is what art is for, even when it is heartbreaking.  Especially when it is heartbreaking.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I know about this from my father's suffering. It's a horrible way to die, piece by piece over years of time.