Laura McCarthy

Deterioration of the Mind

I am exploring the importance of materials and the memory of photographs. However, I am focusing only on photographs of my Nan, who in later life, suffered from dementia. From these photographs, I am using thread to explore her mental illness, creating designs which distort the image, emphasising her fragmented state. I have then extended these pieces of thread as memories and later cut them, to show the breakdown in memory and the deterioration of the individual.