20" x 24" multimedia painting composed of acrylic paint and mirror pieces
Cruel Universe was one of the first abstract paintings I used metallic and iridescent paints on. The border of the piece is lined with shards of broken mirror so the piece not only reflects random images as you walk by or stand in front of it, but it changes with the light levels in the room. With high light, the silver and gold pop out; in low light, they fade into the background. I wanted to create a piece that looked mystical, severe, and was as mutable as the day.