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Broken is Beautiful / Shattered Mirror

Broken is Beautiful

Tears run down her face; she throws the framed picture of them shattering the mirror. Her reflection distorted, broken like her heart. She closes her eyes, the sun comes out, warming her back. She opens her eyes to the reflection of the sunset in the mirror. Feeling warmth, positivity and hope - No matter how broken, everyday shows potential for beauty.

I layered and fragmented an image of a broken mirror onto a sunset creating 2 prints, warm and cold, representing emotions. Projecting my prints into my collection, I layered PVC with polyester to show the shine of the sun and used black boning to represent the panels of shattered mirror.


Academy of Design

Academy of Design
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

Piya Samtani,
Academy of Design