Sum of (Broken) Parts

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Aristotle is said to have said
that the whole is greater than
the sum of its parts.

A mathematician may tell you
that the whole is equal to
the sum of its parts.

Gestaltist Koffka told us
that the whole is other than
the sum of its parts.

Sometimes, though,
there’s a curious beauty
to be found in
the leftover parts.


Pictured above and below: Fragments fall into the recesses of a tray when glass pieces are broken and shaped to size before they become part of the whole stained glass panel.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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