All images © Julia Breckenreid 2017
Here's a page I did for The Walrus magazine, for a short fiction piece titled "Greener Grass" by Nadia Bozak.
The story begins with a scene of a couple and their kindergarten age daughter viewing a property for sale, one that happens to host boys in foster care, from varying difficult backgrounds. A boy with a harelip who lives there, rough and uncared for, shows them around and (it becomes clear) is resentful of the potential buyers - throws a glass bottle into the yard as they view the property and a confrontation occurs... Later, the day the family moves in, the little girl leaps into the yard and cuts her foot badly on a large chunk of glass.
Pictured here is the little girl and foster boy with the harelip - staring at each other through enormous shards of green glass, to look like grass.
There's a barrier between them, physically/economically, she's cared for, he is not. The glass makes him appear fragmented, damaged.