about: lifecycles

My curiosity about the unknown narratives connected to images and objects is what motivates me to continue this series of works, lifecycles. What can be discovered about the ambiguous personal histories and emotional realities left behind? How did individuals’ lives intersect with popular culture, historical moments and each other? Juxtaposed within a context of imagery borrowed from social, technological, and political events, I draw from an archive of four generations of family images and objects. I piece together disparate sources with gestural clues and remnants of intangible experiences. Upon completion of the series, the resulting synthesized montages and images will hopefully reveal what cycles, what remains constant, what changes and what lessons can be learned in the complex layering of family, culture, history and civic participation over many decades.

Linda Brooks