Art from the heart, Mind, and Spirit
Lorri Acott
A Look at the Symbolism

 

 Lorri's work, rich with meaning and symbolism, reflect her own feelings of optimism and hope as she experiences her life. Below are quotations and references in literature giving insight into some of her symbolism.

 

The cracks

  "I try to believe that God doesn't give you more than one little piece of the story at once. ..Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast...Everybody thinks you're one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they would if they could see that crack"--Rebecca Wells

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long legs

 

 “Life is so great in its opportunities and possibilities that you should rise confidently above the inevitable trifles incident to daily contact with the world. Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient... Ignore the inconsequential”--Grenville Kleiser

 

 

 

The origami paper cranes

  “Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening. Peace is something that lives, grows, spreads. And needs to be looked after--Katherine Scholes

 

  

 

 

 

 

The openings in the bodies
 “What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us.  And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen”--Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

The blue birds

  Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops  at all”--Emily Dickinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pregnant figures and eggs

 

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect.  For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”-- William MacMeile Dixon

 

The Relationships

Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
Martha Beck