Artist Spotlight: Natasha Shoro
Natasha Shoro is an artist, a mother, and a breast cancer survivor. This October, as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight Shoro’s recent work, “Earth, Air, Fire and Water” which reflects her survivor’s journey.
“Each day I reflect and find myself inspired by the gift of life,” says Natasha, “My love for nature has led me to live in the moment and thus be aware of my inner being and emotion.” Her elemental body of work is one that celebrates what she describes as her “emotional relationship with nature”. It is through her connection to the natural world and her painting of it that she is able to unfold her inner being, and celebrate it.
Each year in the United States, more than 245,000 women get breast cancer, with most cases found in women who are 50 years old or older. Early detection plays an important role in improving odds of survivability, which is why the CDC recommends annual mammograms for all women aged 45 years or older. To find a free or low-cost screening in your area, please visit the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.