Shattered – Shattered is a reflection on the ‘broken’ aspects associated with everyday ‘trash’, over packaging, waste and the need to consciously mend our ways. Materials used in the piece include a discarded photo album cover, plastic pull tabs, gift cards, bottle caps, tea bags and tabs, straws, coffee sleeves, dryer sheets, tissue paper, cork, glass and acrylic paint. Many of the elements were cut or broken apart, glued down and painted, some were left original. Mixed media is a perfect venue to work with textures, colour, unusual and unexpected items in an art piece.