Analysis of my grandma's art?
My Grandma passed away last week at 88. She lived for a number of years in a nursing home succumbing to the progress of Alzheimer’s. It was a long journey, and I’m okay with her passing.
Two years ago, she took up the art activity hour at her nursing home, and today I saw for the first time the art she produced. It’s pretty interesting and doesn’t look like anything else she’s done. Care to analyze?
I realize, by the way, that there may be nothing profound to it, but I am very curious. She stopped making art, I imagine, when her Alzheimer’s got in the way.
Some background: She was born in 1920 and was a first generation Polish-American. She grew up outside of Detroit in Algonac. Her mother divorced and remarried. She was the only child of the first marriage and had a few step-siblings. She went through the Great Depression as a kid and served as a WAC during WWII. She loved nature and the mountains and took up landscape painting in her middle age, which she pursued throughout her later adulthood. (She never did portraits.) She also crocheted and sewed clothes. She was whimsical and carefree in her emotions but practical with her material goods.
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