|My grandmother, Ruby, 97, left her home for the last time in November 2016 following a stroke. Her house |
now stands empty.
Whilst she is not physically present, And Now Grandma is a portrait of Ruby and to an extent my grandfather,
Bertie, who passed away a decade previously. The physical space is physically representative of her - sweet,
kind and light of touch - but imbued with a depth of memory and presence. With her deteriorating dementia
in some ways the house retains more of her than she can.
This project is, of course, inherently personal - it is my way of holding on to someone I am inescapably losing.