Alzheimer's disease
Partial cognitive mutilation

terracotta enamelled turquoise, unique piece

height: 23 cm

This work represents Jean Sebastien's paternal grandmother Joanne, who died of Alzheimer's disease just like her father. By cutting a quarter of the face with scattered figures, the sculpture highlights the partial cognitive mutilation created by the disease while still giving the person brief corridors of lucidity. 


The turquoise color represents the chakra of the throat according to the Hindu tradition, and therefore communication on all levels: active listening, passive listening to oneself, exchange with the invisible world. This sculpture is a tribute to all those who are or will be affected by this scourge of modern times.