Ellen Zahorec was raised in the Byzantine Catholic faith in Ohio. She received her BFA and MFA, and maintained a home, studio, and gallery. After a personal tragedy, where her home and creative spaces were lost, Ellen began to suffer from severe depression and psychosis. Until her sister and caregiver, Debbie’s death in 2015 she came to H*Art Gallery regularly on Wednesdays and Thursdays where she used her art to work through her anxiety. Her design motifs became a pathway to quieting depressive and racing thoughts. Every line, every dot represents one more step in Ms. Zahorec’s journey of faith and perseverance. She has conquered her emotional difficulties and now resides in Florida at a senior living community near her family.