Rebecca Ivatts

Temps Perdu

Rebecca Ivatts - Temps Perdu

Temps Perdu

Mixed media and collage on wood

59 x 84cm

This brain-rose encircles an Alzheimer’s diagnostic clock (in which patients often ‘scrunch up’ numbers), a poignant metaphor for the distortion of time – and night and day – that accompanies the condition. The internal red elements represent the hippocampus (formation of new memories)and entorhinal cortex (memory, perception of time) where atrophy occurs early in the disease.