I made this piece as a response to grief to represent the fragility I felt in the moment and still feel from the loss of a sibling and pet. It serves as a strong reminder that things get better with time even if you feel fragile now. I felt so hollow and empty. Yet, I appreciated the emptiness for it meant I didn't have to feel the pain of loss for a short while.
If you have ever lost someone close to you, you will know the fragility that comes from that feeling. You feel lost. You feel empty, like a piece of you is gone. But even with that feeling, you can find peace in the silence within. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Like a glass man, you can see within me—you can see right through me—but there is nothing inside and no way to fill me back up.
Like a glass man, fragile, static, bare. All I can do is sit there and mirror the world, not absorb it. All I can do is reflect the energy, lights, and colors around me unable to create my own.
Like a glass man, I feel the vibrations of the world around me—the quakes and tremors that threaten to shake my very core. There is nothing present to dampen them and keep me still.
Like a glass man, if you throw another stone, you might see me crack or shatter to pieces.