I have had a major car accident, two cancers, chemo and surgery, lost both my parents and hip replacement in the last 10 years. I have felt as though I am outside of my life looking at it as a viewer.

My art is what has saved me, no question about it.

I see that the pieces of my life are not so shattered that they can't be put back together again. Like my body my life has many scars. I think of them as tolls a person must pay on the road to light.

My tolls of been large ones but that's only because I want and I have a large life.

 "unpacking the shadow" 

A collaborative women's project

by Lorri Acott