Aria Peterman with Lisa Schramek's blue door behind.
Holly Bell Winje
Pia and Flossy with Chris Weiss's installation - a doorway hung with keys.
'Memory's Gates' - Susan Christensen
I’ve long been interested in portraying opposites in my work. In this project I explored the opposite ends of my memory’s emotional spectrum: the dark past - addiction, broken relationships, anger, hurt, despair; and the dark, passed - admittance, acceptance, healing relationships, spiritual growth and creative artistic flowering.
I was thinking of how memory seeps into consciousness - how the past is steeped in the present, like an exotic, fragrant tea. Although some are hard and some tear my heart with a bittersweet longing nothing can quench, I do not regret any of my memories, instead remaining grateful for every moment that has brought me to this one – the beautiful Here, the one and only Now.