Islands of Lost Memories
New Studio Release in support of Dementia Australia
Islands of Lost Memories is Leon’s newest etching only just released for Margaret River Region Open Studios. Following the success of Etching for Moi, which has raised more that one hundred thousand dollars for Australian Alzheimer’s Research, Leon wanted to continue the fundraising.
Here Leon depicts memories that are tethered so they don’t float away – perhaps by love – perhaps by strength – perhaps by others. All the objects are once important things to someone. Sentimental value. It’s all very personal. These are important things and ideas passed through generations. Lessons learned and glimpses of times past.
The tragedy of Moi references Leon’s sadness at losing the shared memories from his life with wife Moi who has advanced dementia. He himself has started to lose the memories because he’s no longer able to reminisce with her.
September is Dementia Awareness Month – 50% of sales of Islands of Lost Memories during September will be donated to Dementia Australia to help them continue their wonderful work with carers and families of those living with dementia.