I have depicted this tragic process in ceramics by choosing the rose as a centrepiece, representing the beauty in every human being.

dated 2012 until 2014 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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my mother

2014

the rose

2012

The rose is central, depicting the beauty in any human being.

life experience

2012

A bag full of memories, a precious bag.

the rodent

2014

I start to chew and conquer the brain.

discouraged

2012

I lean forward, supported by one arm only. My future? My future looks black.

Powerlessness

2014

You feel powerless. You try to hold on to the live you knew.

resistence

2014

You use all your strength, but unfortunately, that is not enough now.

remember

2014

I don't have enough hands to remember it all.

what goes on inside you

2014

What goes on inside you? You often keep your eyes shut. What goes on inside you? I can't get wind of it.

daily routine

2014

I am wrapped up and confused.

getting lost

2014

I am moving from A to B, but cannot find my way.

brain web

2014

My brain is spinning a web which makes me tumble and fall.

hereditary

2013

I am hereditary tained. I carry a heavy load with me.

flowerhead

2012

Mental decline, inside: love.

questions

2014

You ask me the same question again and again. We repeat the same answer.

doors

2014

The doors to growth and stability have been locked. The doors to cheerfulness and love are open. That one terrible door is wide open.

transitoriness

2013

Behind these friendly eyes a process of deterioration is taking place.

rabbit

2014

Grandmother is forgetting my name. Can't we just mend her head? ( like my cuddly rabbit's)

picking

2013

Your hands are restless and want to pick.

prickliness

2013

Why are you so angry and why can't we reach you.

enjoy

2013

We enjoy the sun, the little lambs. We relish together.

talking

2012

We talk to each other, but don`t make contact.

music

2013

Happy notes sound through the living room. When the music starts you start to shine.

we - they

2013

We think that they live in their own worlds. They pick up more than we suspect.

sometimes

2014

Sometimes you are close-by. Sometimes you live in a grey area. Sometimes you are so far away.

back in time

2014

Memories of the way back then are much clearer now.

hurt

2012

It hurts us so much that your brain is shrinking.

rambling

2013

Your feet follow the same path all the time. There is no beginning and no ending.

risk of falling

2013

I 'am at the risk of falling. That's why!!

away

2013

You have been wanting to leave, but still it is hard to let go of this life.

reborn

2014

Maybe when you die, you will be reborn. Pure and open. And life up there will make you a complete human being in utmost balance. Lia van der Helm

love

2014

We embrace you. We will not let you go. We love you.