Art is not about art. Art is about life, and that sums it up.
Louise Bourgeois has been an inspiration for me since learning about her work in first year of art school. She is a strong willed women with intense work about her childhood and her relationship with her father. She aged with grace and passion not allowing aging to stand in her way.
The Wise Words project started out with my own grandmother. My Oma a very strong willed woman herself showed her true colors near the end of her life. The stories she told about her life as a nurse and in Holland during WWII were ones I wish I had on record. Her way of speaking with her thick Dutch accent with her bottle-cap glasses. The images she created in my mind with her story allowed me to create this project to continue her legacy.
Wise Words is in the beginning stages but I invite you to follow the journey. I will be posting write-ups, images and audio of interviews I have with seniors. I want to share their stories of wisdom, ideas on how they trudged through this life and aging gracefully.