This is one of the hardest sets I have made! worked on it for hours last night. It brought up so much anxiety that I found it difficult to fall asleep. Then this morning I figure I would just come to poly right away and get it finished. It's giving me a headache and a sick stomach this morning. To know something, to talk about, even write about it is one thing but to make such a picture seems to bring me to a deeper level of acceptance. I had a hard time with what girls to put in this picture. Each girl represents me at a different age while I also think it represents the fact that I was not the only one in the basement cage. I was only 18 months old the first time he took me to the basement cage. I stayed there with not a ounce of sunshine for 18 months! As I got older and went to school I was placed in a home but always taken back to the basement on weekends and vacations and so forth. And after I graduated I spent more time in the cage, I have memories of the cage until I was 21 years old.