Alzheimer's is something that affects the artist on both sides of her family – her grandfather on her mom's side and her grandmother on her dad’s side. Seeing the slow deterioration of a loved one is never easy. This disease is not something that is always seen instantly but rather as a gradual change.
In this piece, Sarah Skrlj represents this gradual fade through florals. On the surface everything seems OK (shown through floral outlines), yet on the inside the recent memories slowly fade away (shown through the layers of resin).
Sarah Skrlj is a Toronto-based artist who specializes in intricate pen and ink designs. She implements various cultural influences into her work inspired by her world travels.
Skrlj is fascinated by the power and elegance of the black and white colour scheme; the majority of her work is monochromatic.
She is always ready to take on a challenge and eager to add detailed artwork to any blank surface. No object is too big and no task too small. Her projects range in size from intricate tattoo designs to expansive wall murals.