So, I am fascinated with my basement – basically shared spaces, in general. For example, in my basement, there are two tables, four mismatched chairs, a set of cabinets from someone’s kitchen, and a rocking lawn-chair placed directly in front of the washer and dryer. Now that’s not particularly weird, but on the kitchen cabinets, there’s a pair of shoes. Small tennis shoes. Isn’t the owner of those shoes missing them?! And a sheet hanging on a laundry line that has been there since I moved in. Didn’t the owner think to themselves ‘Hey, where’d that sheet go that I washed and then hung on the laundry line to dry?’ How do people forget things like that?!
And then. There is this.
It hangs in the far corner of my basement, has since I moved in. And don’t try to adjust your computer screens, it hangs crookedly. For the longest time I assumed it was a painting, but then I took a closer look at it last night and you know what it is? You will never guess. Never in a million years.
What someone has done is taken faux-wood panelling and made a mosaic out of what appears to be aquarium gravel and gold string. I couldn’t get a very good picture of it, but hopefully this will give you the right idea:
So not only did someone make it in the first place, they thought ‘You know what would really liven up this basement? My aquarium gravel cello and keyboard art!’
I love it.
ETA: I thought of the question I’m trying to ask here: WHY GO TO THE OBVIOUS TROUBLE TO MAKE (AND FRAME) THIS…AND THEN HANG IT IN THE CORNER OF A BASEMENT?