Heather McCutcheon



                                                                                                                                       Painted Desert                             Aghade Abhainn                       Road Trip

 
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                 My Grandmother Lived in the Mountains                 Salt Water
Mark
My Grandmother Lived in the Mountains


       My Grandmother lived in the mountains of Caposele, Italy before she migrated to England at 25 in 1954. We lost her in 2003 when I was 9 years old to dementia, which meant that we had lost a lot of her during her illness. She was a warm and loving presence in my childhood and I have fragments of memories, video and photographs to remind myself of who she was. It was journeying back to Caposele, though, where I had truly found my Grandmother again. I was able to walk through the town she grew up in, look out at the same view from where her house stood, walk among the same pines and along the same river, and felt the love from the family that remained in the mountains.



                                          


Mark


Original Artwork © Heather McCutcheon 2018