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Broken Hearts and Shattered Illusions

$ 1,900.00

A high percentage of people in the world have gone through heartbreak when a relationship ends and this artwork is representative of this trauma.

1 in stock


Title: Broken Hearts and Shattered Illusions

Size: 90cm width x 60cm height.

Medium: Digital NFT + Original Signed Print.

Number available: 1 of 1.

Broken Hearts and Shattered Illusions is an artwork that tells a story. Seventy-nine percent of Americans say they have had their heart broken at some point by a relationship that didn’t work out.

Below is a letter to an ex from someone who was facing up to the challenges of mending a broken heart.

“He said something that resonated deeply and did help. He said, you are fixating on all of the things you thought represented that person and it isn’t real, it is coming from inside yourself based on your thoughts, feelings, insecurities and everything that you had imagined that person to be. The fact is your ex is just an illusion based on these things that you have projected onto them and they will never be able to fulfill those things that you had imagined them to be. You ex is an illusion.

I think that is pretty true and why I am so angry at you, its because I am realizing these things were never true and I just created them in my mind and projected them onto you like you were some type of God that fulfilled everything in me.

I ‘m also grieving for the life I’d also imagined as we grew old together etc. and that was also never true. I kept thinking that the universe had messed up and would make it straight and one day we’d get back together, also an illusion. It was stopping me coming to terms with everything.

You can never be the illusion of you I created in my mind, you are a human and full of errors and fuck-ups like any other human. I shouldn’t be angry at you for any of this, I should look inside me and try to build the character traits I admired in this illusion of you that I had created. Nobody can save anyone from themselves and that is what I will have to do.

I had a dream about a girl earlier and we kissed for the first time and I had all of those lovely feelings you get in a new relationship. I realized that this illusion I’d created of you could be replaced by any person and that they also won’t be a God that solves all my problems and makes me feel safe. It will just be the same illusion and that illusion would possibly end too eventually because it is almost impossible to sustain that illusion for a lifetime. But it was also liberating to know that I could feel that way again. Funny how everything you think ultimately starts and ends with yourself.

There is no us, never has been and never will be. There is just the abyss of my own mind staring back at me with no safety net of the illusions I’d used previously to avoid looking into that abyss. It’s painful, scary, terrifying, massive and seemingly endless, but today, I have more understanding about myself than I did yesterday and tomorrow I will have more understanding than today. Pain is the best teacher when you look inside instead of project outwards to emblems like exes that never really existed.

You’re not a bad person, you are just a person. You never created my illusion about you, I did and that’s not your fault. I’m pretty sure that whatever illusions you’d created of me were also shattered at some point and that’s why you finished the relationship. I think you are also facing the abyss of your mind and it must be difficult like it is difficult for me. You were probably a lot braver than me and did what you had to do.

I’d say that I forgive you for breaking my heart, but there is nothing to forgive. I wish you well in the future and hope that you find your bliss.”

If you’re going through a breakup right now or have been stuck in the past after a breakup, now is a good time to read this letter and absorb the content until you understand it. You haven’t come to an end in your life, you are only at the beginning of something greater. Let the illusions go and find your bliss within yourself. It isn’t easy but it is essential for your well-being and survival. It’s time to thrive and you can do it!

90 Days Guarantee

Buying art online can be a daunting process and it is our aim to make it an easy decision to make. If for any reason you decide that you aren’t happy with the art you receive or you simply change your mind within the first 90 days, we will be happy to give you a full refund (see our returns policy for more information).

Creative Process

Bjorn works with Gwylym to decide the subject of the artwork. In some cases Bjorn takes the photo according to what they have both decided. In other case Gwylym sources existing images.

The base photo is run through one or several Artificially Intelligent Neural Networks to combine layers with other textures chosen by Gwylym. Gwylym changes the computer code in the Neural Network to create recipes of different weights and number of layers. The art is then edited in various ways by Gwylym until he is happy with his artistic vision.


We work with professional printing companies to ensure the quality of our artwork. It should be mentioned that depending on your screen type and calibration the delivered art may differ slightly to what you see on your screen.

Artwork care

We use UV-resistant inks but you should always be careful where you hang your art so as to keep the art safe. Try to avoid direct sunlight–this is the same for all art that you collect.


We take special care to ensure that your original artwork reaches you in perfect condition by using the correct packaging and reliable shipping courier. However, if something goes wrong, please let us know and we will be happy to help (see our shipping policy for more information).


The art will be printed using the finest quality inks and canvas and signed by the artist. A certificate of authenticity will be shipped with the artwork.


The NFT (Non Fungible Token) will be minted on a blockchain and ownership transferred to the buyer. A secure link will be sent to the buyer upon receipt of payment.

NFT minting explained.