Heather McCutcheon

                                                                                                                                         Eat at Home                           Restorations                    Painted Desert                             Aghade Abhainn                      

                                                                                                                                                       Road Trip                        My Grandmother Lived in the Mountains                     Salt Water

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.


Original Artwork © Heather McCutcheon 2018