Tuesday, 26 May 2009

ABC Wednesday, S for Support Stockings





A friend of mine, who is a Dutch artist invited me to the opening of one of the expositions she is taking part in. This time the subject was support stockings, which seems a bit unusual, for I use support stockings on long bus trips or flights, and I can say, that they are so ugly, that I don't want to show them. The thing is that all kind of medical devices like wheelchairs, rollators,are ugly but necessary. The same with hearing aids, spectacles and whatever article you can think of to help people live easier and more comfortable. All these aids are are experiencing a time of emancipation. There are hearing aids in all possible shapes and colours, beautiful spectacles, race wheelchairs and turbo rollators. Nobody needs to be ashamed for one's handicap. I didn't go to the exposition but I saw the support stockings on this websight: www.kunststeunkous.nl.


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41 comments:

Lanny said...

Very clever art. However I would rather wear the kind you mentioned for your long trips than a few of these creations. But there were a few...

Miss_Yves said...

Un sUjet vraiment inhabitUel et votre texte est plein de "U!CongratUlations !
Quant à l'exposition, je sUis stUpéfaite par sa créativité !

Miss_Yves said...

Sorry !
Quelle étourdie je SuiS !Je venais de préparer mon futur article ABC Wednesday / U et je parle de "u" au lieu de "S"!
je recommence :!
Sujet absolument Surprenant, et l'expoSition est Stupéfiante !

jeannette stgermain said...

How ingenious! Some seem a bit unpractical, but most of them one could really wear! You are right they only think only about the functionality of the aid, and look very boring! Especially for kids and teens "decorating" whatever they would have to wear would be a great asset.

Elizabeth said...

Well! This is quite unusual but certainly this is a product which is useful to many people.
An interesting idea for an art show.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Wil....this was interesting! My mother always wore support hose and they were ugly. It is one place that could use a creative mind and these are a good start!

XO & HUGS

The Weaver of Grass said...

Some of those support stockings are pretty snazzy designs, reader wil.

Mara said...

I would still love to go without, but those are quite fun!
Good s

RuneE said...

I have to use them quite a lot myself - and you can now get them in all colours and all kinds of look. Nobody will never know. A bit expensive - but they last for a long time.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

R Will,
OKAY this is an ok stockings slideshow, very welldone.

Come see my slideshow (what a co-incidence) FOR ABC WEDNESDAY:)

JoAnn/hOLLAND

Babooshka said...

I like the creative use of a medical item in an artistic way. The more I blog the more I find the world is filled with inspiring people.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, a most interesting subject for an art show, Wil. Your artist friend is very creative. You are right, no one has to be ashamed of their handicap, and decorative aids make things a bit more whimsical and fun. One still enjoys life and has fun, even if handicapped.

Huggies,
Renie

Anya said...

Hahahaha.........
wat een grappige post,
hoe komt u op t idee :)
Echt geweldig...
Fijne avond.
groetjes Anya

Paula Scott said...

You're right! It's not at all what I would think!
Kinda cool...

Sylvia K said...

Great post, Wil! And how interesting! Never knew there were so many different kinds of support stockings! Great S for the day!

Leslie: said...

Interesting choice for today's S day. But indeed, very clever. :D

Abe Lincoln said...

This one is a surprise to me. I would never have guessed it. Some of the designs on them are outlandish.

Patty said...

How unusual, they look more like leg warmers that dancers and etc would wear than support stocking/hose.

photowannabe said...

This is so clever and original. I guess bueaty is in the eye of the beholder...
Great post.

Marja said...

Very interesting and fun but I don't like wearing them I had no problems on my trip anyway

Janice Thomson said...

Some of these were kind of neat...and some were downright ugly LOL. Definitely a different kind of art show!

Pam said...

There is always something for everyone. That's what makes the world go around... viva la difference!

Etje said...

Er zijn daar toch kousen bij waarmee ik niet over straat zou durven lopen hoor ;-)

Groetjes

pictureeachday said...

Great 'S'! This looks like such a fun exhibit. I think it conveys exactly what you've said, that nobody should be ashamed for needing a medical aid!

jay said...

How true that is! I am amazed, looking back, how glasses have come along since that first pair of National Health blue plastic ugly frames that I had as a nine-year-old!

It's a very good thing that all these things have come into 'fashion' to help people to feel more comfortable and less different. I like the support stockings you show us - SO much nicer than the ones I wear on a long flight!

Arkansas Patti said...

Funny how the older we get the more things we need to prop us up.
Guess we ought to just be glad they are there.
I agree with Patty on the leg warmer look.

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting stockings. I remember the leg warmers in the 80's.

Rose said...

This has to be one of the most unusual exhibits I've ever seen! If you have to wear them, why not make them fun?! It's good that people are being more open about medical devices and physical "helpers" like these. Thanks for sharing!

Q said...

Fun s!
Next time I have to wear supports I will decorate them!
Sherry

anthonynorth said...

It's good that such aids are becoming acceptable. We can still get some things right, then.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Support stockings...maybe ugly but for a good benefit unless it is invented for more profit. Well, there has to be a profit. The reason why you need SS for long trip is to help you prevent from blood clot in your legs. Gee, I forgot the medical term.

Tumblewords: said...

Very fancy support stockings - some of them would be fun to wear just because of the art! Good post!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a great collection of support stockings. I think it's so important for all of us not to take ourselves too seriously. An exhibition such as this one releases us to see and feel the fun side of getting older. ;-)

Brenda said...

Those made for a very interesting art show. Art is all about being unique and these told a special story.

Etje said...

Ziet er hier maar grijs uit bij ons, hopelijk blijft het toch nog droog.

Groetjes

chanpheng said...

Great exhibit. You're right - medical equipment is very ugly. The support stockings in the exhibit should be mass produced!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow!!!

onangelwings said...

Interesting. Great idea for "S"

Dina said...

You're great at finding the unusual for our alphabet days.

Barbara Martin said...

The support stockings certainly have improved over the years; but better to wear them than acquire clots or thrombosis.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a great idea! These are lovely. Are you planning to get some like these for our trip?