Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Please welcome first-time contributor Sheri Elizabeth, a 43-year-old woman from the Southeast who has struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. In addition to fighting these demons daily, she also now suffers from chronic pain as a result of the ongoing tension. She finds solace in photography because it forces her to slow down and take notice of the little details in everyday life that might otherwise go unnoticed. Whatever worries or fears she has are temporarily forgotten while photographing a scene.

About this photo: “I found this piece of pollen in the yard and upon closer examination, decided it might make for an interesting photograph. Imagine my surprise when l looked through my macro lens and discovered it had a tiny eye.

Find more from Sheri at her blog.


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7 responses to “Eye of Pollen”

  1. Tish Farrell Avatar

    This is a wonderful image. Perhaps studying this extraordinary piece of natural creation might offer a route out of the pain?

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  2. vothikhanhhoa Avatar

    Dreams have the power to heal human souls. In this case, photography is a miracle cure.

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  3. A-is for Anima Avatar
    A-is for Anima

    Reblogged this on I am A-nima.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yael Avatar

    Amazing detail. You have a creative mind! Expressing it through photography is a wonderful way to feel better. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Alexa Jean Avatar

    Great shot, so lovely to pause and approach from an unexpected angle.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. shortlandpalmer Avatar

    Great picture 🙂


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