Mar 30, 08
Read in January, 2007
Piece by Piece is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It is one of those books that has the potential to forever alter one's outlook on the world. Tori has an ability to articulate the artist's connection with the Creative Source that is imperative for any artist, no matter what her medium, genre, or trade to study and take heed of in order to cultivate a healthy, enriching connection to her art and to the art of others. Like Francesca Lia Block, Tori has a way of writing about her own life experiences that is neither self-deprecating nor egotistic but rather connects her own experiences to the greater struggles we all face. The manner in which she negotiates her life in relation to archetypes and communications with the ancestors is powerful and revelatory, going beyond the rote Jungian concepts to a meaningful, everyday feminist engagement with multiple facets of "the collective unconscious."