There's something beautiful and innocent about a blind line contour drawing. It captures its subject with simplicity and also character. The end result shows an image that doesn't look exactly like the subject, but is still recognizable. These portraits of my grandfather and grandmother are composed of over forty blind line contour drawings.
The layered technique is meant to symbolize the progressive stages of my grandmother's Alzheimer's disease, through the loss of facial recognition and also identity. My grandmother's dementia lead her to forget not only herself, but also the fifty years she was with my grandfather.