Broken Illusions


24 x 30 inch stretched canvas with a 1 1/2 inch thick wooden frame that the canvas stretches over. It is a mixed media piece consisting of acrylic paint, broken glass, gold leafing, and a resin top coat. Completed March 11, 2013.

This piece has been specially created for my mother-in-law, after she saw a similar experiment I completed before. Like the smaller original, it is created from useless recycled glass, transforming glass shards into a beautiful work of art. I titled this piece, “Broken Illusions”, because the broken glass symbolizes pieces of the past from various peoples lives being formed together to create a beautiful illusion.