Making Art Helped Me
My great grandmother was one of the most special, wonderful people in my life. She would fly from New Zealand to Australia every year for my birthday, and she would stay in my room, telling me countless cultural stories and tales from her past. That is why it pained me so much when she was diagnosed with dementia. I lost her in 2019, and I made this painting that hangs in my room; highlighting our Fijian culture and implementing aspects of her stories into the piece. Making art really helped me come to terms with the loss, and I hope it will do the same for others too.