Monday, May 9, 2016

BackWall Gallery, Lowell

The Loading Dock Gallery has expanded to a new space, the BackWall Gallery, beside the former entrance. Four times a year a new artist will be featured to represent the Gallery 24/7. I'm honored my work is up this quarter.

Ten years ago, I emptied my mom’s home. 
Among the piles, I found photo albums.

Some from my childhood. Many from my dad's youth. One from my mother's childhood. They breathed with the freshness of the dreams.

The images of people, once children, now gone, overlap with my own memories:
of being the little sister  and of raising my girl.

They say each time you unpack a memory, it alters.
Our present rhymes with our past.

We embroider. We forget.
But the outline remains.