Linda Branch Dunn Studio 512
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Abandoned cloth and paper store our history. They emit energy in decay. My work translates these signals into color and image.
My family’s photo albums reach back 100 years. People who smile in them are gone. Their present is my past. Daughter, then mother; young, then old. Time changes us, and still we are ourselves: lost, found, and yet-to-be.
The elderly I work with, in long-term care and Alzheimer’s residences, delight in our time to create together. Repeatedly they teach me: Life is brief. Connection matters. The present stands in the light of the past, even when we have forgotten its name.
The daughter of a musician and an engineer, I studied poetry and textile design. Now I paint and collage. Paper, fabric, glue, and stitch: whatever works, I’ll use.