Shattered Glass Portraits Highlight Beauty in What’s Broken

Let’s think big about the possibilities of materials we encounter every day! Playing with light, transparency, and dimension, Swiss artist Simon Berger creates stunning portraits with nothing but a pane of glass and a hammer. His work shows us that whether it’s by recycling, creating art, or just reusing, everything can be repurposed.

Breaking glass is normally seen as a bad thing, taboo even. But what if that destruction could actually be stunningly beautiful? This Swiss artist shows us how we can shatter glass, burn wood, rip fabric, and find new ways to see everyday materials. Who knows, it might just be the most creative and beautiful thing you’ve seen today!

By Ellen Allerton