The first series of fractured houses eventually extended to the tragedy of 9/11. I found the geometry of the World Trade Center to be a strong image and found myself immersed in the narrative of that event. For me, the fractured glass heightened the image - and the event.
The presentation of the Iraq "memorial" works on a several levels. Each fractured glass panel has a halftone image of a soldier who had died sandblasted onto the surface of the glass along with a statement of how they died. (I had found this information on the internet.)
Each "portrait" panel is set into an old window frame. When the window frame is hung 3 inches away from the wall and a bright light is shone through - the effect is to project the image directly onto the wall. The projection brings the image of the soldier as a living person into focus.
Day and Night