Doug Thielscher, ‘Marie’, 2016, The McLoughlin Gallery
Doug Thielscher, ‘Marie’, 2016, The McLoughlin Gallery
Doug Thielscher, ‘Marie’, 2016, The McLoughlin Gallery

Thielscher’s mother has Alzheimer’s and so he was inspired to make a piece about dementia. Thielscher wanted to convey that even though the disease is what we see of the person today, most sufferers had a full life before they had dementia. He tries to communicate a sense of optimism and even celebration with the posture and attitude of the piece, and it is only when one peers around to the back of the head that one discovers that something is wrong. Thielscher’s mother’s middle name is Marie.