After working as an activity coordinator with people who suffer from the disease dementia, I became inspired by ‘Fidget blankets’ which are quilted blankets with memorabilia and different textures. This is proven to relieve anxiety and stimulate their minds. Fidgeting and feeling restless is a common trait for dementia sufferers. I want my work to commemorate the wonderful people I worked with as well as a close family friend – Ann-Beth – who suffered from Alzheimer’s who I am dedicating this exhibition too.
Ann-Beth was my mothers childhood friend who was an art therapist , she inspired and encouraged me to proceed with a career in art as well as supporting me using art with personal issues when I was a child. Ann-Beth sadly passed in 2017.