Monday, September 22, 2008

Art of Alzheimer's



Can you tell what the yellow object is? It is the top of a milk jug. The company gives 5 cents to your school for each jug cap, so I save them for my nephew. I have a glass canister on the counter I throw them in, and Mom likes to empty it out and play with them every once in a while. I'm surprised this is the first art installation I've seen using one.

I was standing at the sink when I saw Mom carefully balance the strainer in the cap. She must have seen me looking, because she asked, "Do you like that?" I heaped the praise on heavily, but casually tried to steer her away from it. I hesitated to run to the other room where my camera was, because I feared she would take it apart right away. I took my chances, and sprinted for the other room. As you can see, she hadn't moved anything yet.

7 comments:

Mare said...

Lovely!

cornbread hell said...

this is one of my favorites of your mom's installations, yet.

it looks like what i imagine a SETI instrument would look like. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SETI

maybe you should hook her up with the seti@home folks.

Annie said...

This is one of my favorites too.

Cindy said...

Your artistic vision is obviously inherited.

LostInCO said...

That is nice.

beegirl said...

I hope you are saving images of this art - it is phenomenal!

Miss T said...

I particularly love this one.