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Holy Black Angel

Jacob Joe Knapp's avatar Jacob Joe Knapp

Destruction is the prime mover in the genesis of beauty. "Holy Black Angel" is the materialization of my faith in cataclysmic transformation. Through a miraculous moment of shattering, angelic fractures disintegrate an array of color emerging from the void. This piece is composed of hundreds of glass shards originating from a single semi-controlled fracturing event of a large 5' X 9' mirror. 6mm vinyl tape was applied along the edges of each shard before they were painted. After painting each shard, the tape is removed to reveal the mirror and illuminate the angelic fracture patterns. Much like a puzzle, the shards were carefully reintegrated and fixed to a matte black backboard.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Broken Mirror, Spray Paint, Plywood
  • Width: 5 feet
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 9 feet