First off, lovely, melancholy challenge this week! I love the description for this: "When you think of all the things that can be broken, from hearts to cities, it's no wonder creative types are always wanting to make something from the pieces.
I just finished this piece, and felt it appropriate for the Inspiration Avenue theme of "broken." It's called "Oil and Water."
I am going for the metaphor of "broken" here rather than actually breaking something to make art. That said, creating this picture made me think of either incompatible people smothering one another (yet breaking one another down emotionally, so each feeling "torn"), a person's own duality causing them to fracture in their mind (a la "Black Swan"), or even oil and water itself-- substances that, when mixed together, don't exactly "break," as they're liquid-- but they bubble in and out, they separate, and they can never properly mesh together.
I suppose that it's a nice thing that something broken-- either in physical pieces, or an experience or memory in a person's mind, or even a thought that can't be reconciled-- can result in artwork. It makes such things make more sense, and not feel like they were for naught.
This piece and more of my colored pieces can be seen here on my website:
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As always, thanks for the challenges (-: