This painting started like any other of my abstract work. I choose a set of colours and apply them onto the panel following my instinct. That same day, I was given shattered glass and decided to integrate the broken pieces to the painting. Only then a title emerged and I kept hearing shatter zone. Upon looking it up, I found out that the term was used to describe the borderlands of countries, often beyond the direct control of the state where the most destructive aspects of state-making and modern governance take place. While often ignored or relegated to the folds of maps, shatter zones are where state interaction can have the most dramatic effects.
This is how this abstract started taking a new meaning although this is just one of many possible interpretations.
Made from irisdicent acrylic.
Iridiscent acrylic, glass
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