‘Shattered Expressions’; Downtown Canton, Ohio

‘Shattered Expressions’; Downtown Canton, Ohio

Location: Downtown Canton, Ohio
Artist: Tommy Morgan
Size: 10′ Height
40′ Total Length
Cost: $35,000
Year Built: 2009

Conceived and constructed by Canton artist Tommy Morgan, Shattered Expressions is an example of how an otherwise simple building can be energized with piece of eye-catching, intriguing art.

Key Details:

The installation is made up of three panels on the south face of the building, totaling approximately 10’ x 40’. Each three-dimensional panel displays a face that reflects rage, sorrow, and joy, respectively. Splashes of blue, yellow, white, and pink cover the panels. The piece cost $35,000 and was funded by four cash investors and two in-kind investors, all based in Canton.  According to the artist, who has produced several other works displayed in downtown Canton, he was “trying to capture all the essential emotions of joy and rage and sorrow. As human beings, we cannot have one of these emotions without having all the others.”

If You Go:

The piece is located at the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and Cleveland Avenue in the Canton Arts District and is close to several other public art installations as well as art galleries.  On the first Friday of each month, the downtown area comes alive with live music, art, and food, making it a great time to check out the various works of art.




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