Maryna Bilak's Caring Hands, 2015-2019 sculpture installation currently on display at Mattatuck Museum since their grand reopening on February 28th, 2021 in Waterbury, CT.
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Caring Hands, plaster on wood, paint, purchase by Mattatuck Museum, Acquisitions Fund, 2019.7.1a-r
During the last years of her life, the artist's mother-in-law, Dorothy lived with the artist's young family. Dorothy suffered from Alzheimer's and required continuous attention. Multiple caregivers assisted the family; their participation led to this installation sculpture. Here, plaster casts of each helper represent the unseen process of tending to Dorothy and the endless cycle of care.
Caring Hands is part of the permanent collection of Mattatuck Museum and was selected for the reopening of the museum, February 28th, 2021.
Artist Maryna Bilak was present at the opening with her husband Maurice Haughton and her daughter Irina.