Tim Hawkinson
SHATTER, 1998
Polyester and aluminum 84x84 in.

This is a cleverly conceived rendering of a plate of tempered glass that has been shattered by impact with a blunt object. Each crack has been meticulously replicated using strips of mirrored plastic suspended behind a surface of clear polyester. The shadows on the wall and the reflections on the mirrored strips complete the illusion. At the very least it fools the eye, and finding meaning in it seems beside the point. Yet, SHATTER was not made without considerable effort. One must accept that cross-currents and contradictions are unavoidable.

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