This 2D project was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s “To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour”.
I am fascinated by the cracked portion of the piece. I am drawn to the fractures and breaks that keep together without falling to pieces. It reminds me of how people should move through life -transparent, aware, and accepting of their flaws.
To start my own version, I took a sheet of glass, placed on the floor and drove a broom handle smack on top of it. A piece of cardboard rested on top of the glass to ensure that the pieces stayed together.
These images were later placed in Photoshop, layered, rotated, and manipulated to form the following three pieces.
Fire & Ice
The following is the 3D version of the 2D Fractures project. I took the broken pieces of glass and embedded them into a styrofoam setting. The styrofoam was arranged to form a chair or throne. The inside was spray painted red while the outside was painted yellow.
The glass piece is made from 3 shards of glass arranged so that they for a vase type structure. The inside of the “vase” holds smaller pieces of glass. Below are extreme close ups of the glass vase.