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“OK, this feels big,” Ann says, “so I’m going to make big work.”
Ann quickly learned she needed to surrender to her mother’s reality, and not correct her all the time. “I had to learn to accept my mother’s reality,” she says. “To receive it without judgment, and not correct her, and have a conversation as best I could within the space as she defined it.”
Ann worked through those feelings by creating art. A textile artist, Ann created several rugs over the course of eight years made of luxurious materials that beckon the viewer to touch and feel, or even use at home. One piece, Love and Loathe, measures nearly 13 feet long!
—Excerpt from “Lessons of Empathy: Tales of dementia and caregiving woven for us by fiber artist Ann Clarke”