Stories on My back

Stories on My Back is a three-dimensional multi-media installation by artist Richard A. Lou that explores cultural identity and celebrates the ties that bind people as family. Combining photography, found objects, and sound, Lou uses his rich family stories as a way to encourage others to share theirs.

I was honored to be invited recently to share my family story by creating a piece to be integrated into his installation in Lee Hall Gallery at Clemson University. My work honors my maternal line — the quiet strength and profound influence my grandmother, mother, and sister have had on my life.