Facing the sea, as far as the eyes can reach before they meet the sky, is the Oltremare. With our feet planted on wet sand, it is a shade of blue we can only perceive from a distance, from one angle; not as vibrant as the waters we can walk into, not as boundless as the cerulean above. Only a deep dive, away from the safety of the land, reveals its nature.
Just like the multiplicity of life and the transformational nature of growing up, people affected by Parkinson’s disease experience a variety of symptoms, both psychological and physical, which can translate into a multitude of selves. Oltremare is an intimate portrait of my mother’s life as a woman, a mother and as a person coexisting with her illness.