Introducing “Fragmented Reality,” the latest art piece by Frank Bueltge. This contemporary sculpture stands at 7 feet tall and is made entirely of shattered glass fragments. The glass pieces are fragmented into various geometric shapes and sizes, each one reflecting different hues of light. The sculpture is illuminated by a set of neon lights directly pointing at it, casting a dazzling display of colors around the gallery. The main theme behind the art piece is the uncertainty of the world and the fragility of human life. Bueltge wants to convey that our existence is just as delicate and fragmented as the glass pieces scattered across the sculpture.
According to quantum mechanics, particles move unpredictably and are affected by their surroundings. The same principle is displayed in “Fragmented Reality.” The slightest vibration of the ground or a gust of wind can move a piece of glass, causing a chain reaction that alters the entire structure. Bueltge wants viewers to take away the idea that our lives are in constant flux and our decisions shape our reality. “Fragmented Reality” is on display starting today at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Bueltge’s previous masterpiece, “Chaos in Motion,” showcased the beautiful, unpredictable nature of chaos theory. Check it out here.