Saving the Shards

June 18, 2012

I have collected hand blown glass balls for 20 years. I received many as gifts and some I collected as souvenirs of the places I have visited.   I found these swirls of light simply lovely creations and displayed them in a window as seen in photo.  One day about a decade ago, I heard a loud crashing noise in my bathtub and my cat was so intimidated by the noise she darted to the basement.  She must have been enticed to play with these items of eye candy.  I am grateful that my cat was not injured, as she had to be in the bathtub and in the windowsill. Nostalgia kept me from throwing the broken glass away. The shards have been stored in this vase since with the hope of finding a creative way to use the glass I still have not uncovered a solution but thought of photographing the remains.