6 Bridges Gallery is pleased to present “Lines of Thought” – Images and Poems from Imagination and Our Common Experiences by Linda DeStefano Brown, on view August 18 – October 21, 2021. Virtual reception will be held on Thursday, September 9 at 7:00–8:00 PM. Registration for the reception opens August 18. The Zoom link will be sent to you via email.
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DeStefano Brown writes:
“Through images and poems, this exhibit relies on our imaginations and our common experiences. Forms and objects found in nature are used as metaphors revealing secrets embedded deep within. Nature guides us along our individual journeys that are sometimes difficult, sometimes jubilant. Words create images in our minds, and these thoughts spiral through life tying past, present and future together. These distinct stages of time exist simultaneously in a single cerebral space.
“Time is a consistent thread throughout the images and poems of this exhibit. Thoughts of the past and anticipations of the future are part of our present reality. Reality becomes a dream, a dream of what was or will be or should be. We move between the subconscious and a consciousness that is at times focused and at other times just beyond reach. Line by line, thought by thought, we move toward an awareness of ourselves and the world in which we live.”
Ideas tugging at memories
Remembering old paths
Creating new thoughts
Some appear gently like
Washes of ice blue sky
With splashes of misty clouds.
Others shout out louder, like
Hooves thundering through a canyon,
Backlit golden dust souring.
Mushrooming up from the depths.
They move us to another place;
They give us the chance to see.
Brown earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. She began her work in photography processing black and white film. Now she works in her digital lab creating images that present alternative ways of seeing and thinking about the complex existence we share. Her work has been displayed throughout the Boston Metro area since her return to Massachusetts in 2014. She is a member of 6 Bridges Gallery in Maynard, ArtsWayland in Wayland, and Fountain Street Gallery in Boston.
Pictured above: Within the Fog, by Linda DeStefano Brown