About the Artist:
Studies show that art therapy can enhance communication, brain function and social interaction for dementia patients. In fact, visual art can trigger dormant memories and emotions, inspiring conversations among these patients who normally struggle to express themselves. What’s more, when dementia patients create the art themselves, that activity stimulates the whole brain. Instead of just responding to images, patients must plan, remember, create patterns and use motor skills.
Because of art’s effects on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, several museums have initiated programs aimed at older adults suffering from these conditions. For example, in 2006, the Museum of Modern Art developed an Alzheimer’s Project based on research it conducted with Artists for Alzheimer’s (sponsored by the Hearthstone Foundation).
Dogbotz Boneyard is proud to present the artwork of anonymous outsider artist J. N. This watercolor and pencil painting of the historic image of a group of World War II soldiers planting the American flag at Iwo Jima is a haunting memory of his military service that J. N. holds dear. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present J. N.’s Iwo Jima.
Note: As a thank-you for all the work done to assist older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, 25% of the sale of this artwork will be donated to a local charity that provides dementia care that the buyer specifies to Dogbotz Boneyard.