Old photos have an energy that fills me with happiness. Sepia or black and white they have distinct clues about the era they were taken. The clothes, the stance, the interaction. Dominant genes passed on can show uncanny similarities.
When a baby is born relatives search for likenesses. “He looks so like his Grandmother.”
“Where does his red hair come from?"
These inherited characteristics make you part of your DNA family.
Now with DNA testing kits you can have a link to family you never knew you had.
I’m about to start using old photos on fabric to create my next piece.