Tau is a protein that can lead to neurofibral tangles in the brain, leading to brain diseases affecting ones memory. A year ago, I moved to be closer to my mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It has made me see a link with my mother’s loss of ability to recall words and the importance of the nonverbal aspect of making fine art. It is with an intuitive impulse rather than logic that can be fully articulated that inspires and leads us to create art. There is profound meaning that exists beyond the confines of language. I see this in my mother. And here I weave in yarn – the medium of her choice in knitting, some of her china, within a piece that is world unto itself with its hills, landscapes and bridges. A sinewy neon blue tube painted black is set deep within the mortar, barely seen when not lit, and when in sunlight or a brightly lit room. The piece lights up and changes depending on the time of day – much like we all change depending on the time in our lives. Our soul remains.