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Patina- The Art of Aging

Elderly people are beautiful but unappreciated by our youth obsessed culture. I want to make portraits of older people who are living in nursing homes, retirement communities as well as independently. I wish to share their stories and beauty with the larger community who wouldn't otherwise interact with them. I also want to give their families something to remember them by after they die. There will be an art show of the portraits and stories which will travel to the different facilities where the residents will be the stars of the evening. This project may also involve making art with elderly people and facilitating their creative process of expression. Their art would also be displayed along with the portraits.

Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (August 2017)