“Acri” is both a cautionary tale and an ode to mankind’s resilience in the midst of degenerative brain diseases. Like these pencils, the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s causes a gradual decline in memory recall, thinking, reasoning skills, and more. It is important to understand the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to better care for and treat loved ones.
The title “Acri,” comes from the Latin for “sharp.” Latin continues to live on in countless books, inscribed into buildings, and printed on U.S. currency. We live as long as the last person who remembers us, and we live forever through the stories written about us. Degenerative brain diseases may take our memories and
lives, but it can never erase our existence.
“Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”
(William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18)
Molly Gambardella is an up-and-coming American artist who works in screen printing, 2D & 3D media.
Before earning a degree in Illustration this year, Gambardella’s work (most notably, “Color Blind”) was shared, celebrated and commissioned by private clients from around the world.
Gambardella’s work has been featured in Girl Talk Art Magazine, Business Insider, Bored Panda and Wix, among others. She received her BFA at Paier College of Art and currently lives and works as a freelance artist and scenic painter in Connecticut.