Mum's hilarious forgotten sock 'art' has everyone in hysterics

Photos: Facebook
Photos: Facebook 

Art can be so subjective, but one mum has won over critics everywhere with her hilarious approach to her daughter's dirty laundry.

After discovering a dirty sock on the bathroom floor, Xep Campbell decided to "feature" it in her home. Rather than putting it in the wash, jokingly setting up an art exhibition in her daughter's bathroom around the sock.

"On the evening of Thanksgiving when I went to bed, I noticed one of Kestrel's socks on the bathroom floor," she said in the hilarious post.  "I decided not to toss it in the hamper but instead see how long it would stay there, sort of a sociological experiment."

On the evening of Thanksgiving when I went to bed I noticed one of Kestrel's socks on the bathroom floor. I decided not...

Posted by Xep Campbell on  Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Explaining that a week later the sock remained on the floor, she decided her daughter must have left it there on purpose, and it was high time it got the "deserved recognition as such."

"I made this little label hoping it would motivate her to pick it up," she continued. "Oh no. She sent me a text message asking if I had done it."

The critically acclaimed art installation.

The critically acclaimed art installation. Photo: Facebook

According to the creative label, the sock art is called "The Forgotten Sock", a mixed media piece "on loan from the artist".

However, the creative mum's sense of humour has obviously been passed down to her daughter, who joined in on the joke when she saw the new art.

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Art lovers came from far and wide to see the piece.

Art lovers came from far and wide to see the piece. Photo: Facebook

"She said 'I made a pedestal for it!' She gamed my shame," Ms Campbell laughed. "I figured as long as it was on display, it deserved an audience, so the barnyard animals arrived. They find it very fascinating."

The joke continued between her and her daughter, with both of them adding "art" to the bathroom exhibit.

Her daughter joined in on the joke.

Her daughter joined in on the joke. Photo: Facebook

"I should point out this is a *very small* bathroom," she added in another post. "I asked when the sock might go away. She said, 'how long do art exhibits usually last?'"

The post is going viral, with over 38,000 liked and 111,000 shares.

"This is hilarious and brilliant. An installation artist in the making. Bravo!" laughed one woman.

"The best!" agreed another. "And my three-year-old finds it hilarious, too."