Jackie Williams

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I was raised in a small Texas town, the youngest of five. I am a child of older (than average) parents so there was an even bigger generation gap than normal. My siblings came of age in the 1970s and early 1980s. I was born in 1984 and my nearest sibling and I are 15 years apart. My childhood was spent surrounded by my siblings’ and parents’ memories. I constantly looked at old family photo albums of my siblings growing up. I grew up around their old encyclopedias and the retro children’s books and toys my father would bring home. I can recall my mother’s stories of growing up in what was then rural Sugar Land and my father’s “adventures” of being a rebel. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents died before I was born. I’ve only seen them in a few photographs and grown familiar with them through my parents’ memories. There is a sense of longing for the unknown, to know my origins. I want to craft and weave a sort of tapestry of a journey of words or images that can transport a viewer to another time and place. I’ve spent much of my life living backwards, in memories. I’ve become fascinated with trying to recreate the same sense of nostalgia in other people. I am also a storyteller. I enjoy telling stories and taking people to wherever or whenever they were the happiest. Character sketches and mini stories are a sort of biography to my art. 

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