NOBA Põhja- ja Baltimaade kaasaegse kunsti keskkond

A mermaid, swings, 2024

60 x 120 cm

oil on canvas, wood frames painted with acrylics

This art piece is one of the 20 paintings that I created for the interior of elderly home: based on my research blue, green and violet colors has the most positive impact for people with dementia. Since in my chosen institution most of people have dementia I created a collection of paintings that would not only brighten the mood of seniors that live in elderly home, but also make a healthy and positive impact on their mental health. I volounteered, wrote a diary on how I feel while being in there, wrote stories that I heard from seniors and used my texts to create fun compositions for canvas. Volounteering I realised that a lot of seniors remember their dances from youth and feel nostalgic. That’s why I chose the topic of dance for this series of paintings. As an contemporary painter tried to combine seniors stories with my interpretations. “A mermaid, swings” is a painting with the dominating colors green and blue. It’s about a story of one senior lady from the home of elderly. When I visited her, she was shaking in bed from the pain in her hips. I got a feeling of brain fog myself, and a visual image popped in my head: a fever dream-like mermaid, trees that looks like laundry, and then…swings.

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