About ten years ago, I read Michael Ignatieff's novel Scar Tissue. The narrator's mother was an artist diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Her decision to give up painting moved me so much that I embroidered some of the text onto the waist band and ties of this apron. Ignatieff is the Deputy Leader of the Canadian Liberal party. "She had stopped painting. When she looked at the canvases it was as if she were realizing what she would have had to abandon, certainly all of us, perhaps herself as well, if she had wanted to get to the wild and exalted place de Kooning had reached."
Willem de Kooning's text is on the body of the apron.
This is a new work and will be shown in Gore Bay over the summer.