Friday, January 28, 2011

Brokenness and Beauty

This little project came about by having the crazy idea to smash some glass and crack some mirrors, for fun.. :)

At first, I had a vision of surrounding this wooden frame with the broken mirror pieces, kind of like putting a puzzle back together.

Then the more creative, artistic side of me kicked in as I stood in the basement looking at cans of paint..and finding some broken glass in the recycling bin..

Lo and behold, a bit of a concept emerged as I hot glued my fingers together and endured a few slices (I later resorted to wearing gloves)..

I remembered a conversation I had with a close friend, Mama Kate, about how everyone has a bit of brokenness in their life. Although we all carry these pieces or maybe shards, there is someone who can put us back together. We may be battered and bruised but we will be refined as a new masterpiece, rising from the depths of brokenness.

"Tossing seas, broken fragments washed up on shore to be gathered by One who can put them back together- the glass does not look the same, but is artfully and carefully placed to create a new masterpiece- out of brokenness comes beauty"