A House Inside a Painting Inside a House

What I Did

  • Writing
  • Filming
  • Narration
  • Editing/post-production
  • Music composition/production

What I Used

  • Panasonic DC-GH5
  • SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter
  • Zhiyun Crane v2
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Rubber Monkey Software FilmConvert Pro

If you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you’re dealing with the loss of a person you loved while you also come to terms with the person that remains. Loving that new person by letting them have their space and dignity is perhaps the hardest and best thing that you can do. This is for my dad – his past, present and future versions.

A House Inside a Painting Inside a House

My dad lives inside a house
inside a painting
inside his house

The one of my childhood

Afternoon sun ignites his memories like fire
making his own reflection brighter
sharper behind the glass
the surface defocused

He moves into the fog
passing like youth
stepping between trees of wonder
in a forest of loss
but without sadness

Like a cold heaven

He picks the far side
inside the house
inside the painting
and believes it is sainted

He lives there now

His gifts for order and calculation
still echoing
though the logic now only contains itself
frictionless and perfect

Like the dreams of a dog
leg twitching in this world
bounding through the tall grass of memory in the next
crossing the clearing
and clear into night