Friday, August 1, 2008

Art of Alzheimer's


Baby in a box. Or a plastic canister. Whatever you want to call it, I like it. The utensils usually do sit on the counter, and the canister was sitting on the draining board in the sink after being washed. I thought it was funny enough when I saw Mom putting Judy in the canister, but then when she placed the baby-filled canister next to the utensils, like Judy was one of them, I had to run for the camera.

I also like how the angle of the spaghetti spoon, with one of the prongs covering a corner of the eye, makes it look like the spoon is looking at Judy and smiling.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

These images are truely priceless.

A smiling spoon! Imagine! I'm sure your Mom saw that the whole time.

:-)

Hope you have a good week-end. I sure hope to see a picture of an uprighted gazebo next week. Sure wish I was close enough to come over and help haul it back up!

gr8aunt Amanda

rilera said...

Judy in a box! Very creative on your Mom's part.

Cindy said...

I do love your mother's art. It is simple, yet thoughtful. Her use of color is beautiful. Have a good weekend. Stay cool.

Mary said...

Wonderful! It reminds me of singing group--Judy and the Backup Utensils.

Cinnamin said...

Love this post! Even the comments thus far are entertaining! I'm still smiling over "Judy and the Backup Utensils"!

What a CUTE spoon - Can you give me a hint where I can get one? My own kitchen helper, my son, would get a kick out of this as well! :)

Annie said...

Cinn, they were a birthday present from about 7 or 8 years ago. I think I saw them at Target then too, but not recently.

Judy and the Backup Utensils had me chuckling too!

Robin said...

I think it's great you document Mom's art! Have a fantastic weekend!

Turtle said...

I love how you do photograph these. You could so do a book called the art of alzheimers...maybe you could approach it as a fund raiser. seriously. I do not remember gramps doing anything like this, and is he did gram must have been right behind him cleaning up, lol. Jusy looks very happy helping out in the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

That's BRILLIANT, Ann. I'm not sure which struck me as more amusing: the composition of that scene or the fact that I can think of a half dozen museums of modern and abstract art that would buy that for their collections! :-)

Christopher

Miss T said...

Nice one!