Amy Crawford

Amy Crawford graduated from DJCAD 2017 and featured in our Best Of Scottish Graduates Show. She completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art.

Her Degree Show work is in reaction to a period spent running art workshops for adults with Dementia. She realised during this time that as a society we have a habit of closing our eyes and ears to the reality of those living with this disease:

“I aim to challenge the way we perceive the people who live with it, aspiring to inject humanity back into the clinical outline of dementia – to see past the disease itself. Using pressed flowers from the Dundee University Herbarium Collection I have created laser etchings inspired by Dr Alosyius Alzheimer’s initial illustrations of tangles in the brain, the main cause of dementia. I drew parallels between these collections and the disease, both trapped in a moment in time. Altered yet still beautiful. The glitches and tangles in the brain are only part of who these people are. The soul, personality and presence are still there, ever changing and shimmering before us. Disordered, yet still tangible”.