Aphrodite convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Aphrodite convex mirror is composed of a spectacular star shaped frame that is layered with gold, clear Venetian glass rods. The glass is studded with various sizes of clear cabochons. The cabs seem to bubble out of the glass!

The Aphrodite convex mirror is about 24 inches in diameter and resides in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel, 1863

Okay, we all know that Aphrodite is the Greco-Roman goddess of love, beauty and procreation. There are many myths about her and they are fascinating. However, the story of her birth is very odd. Given the pagan world where this story originates, it is no surprise that its bloody and a bit gross. Here is is in a nutshell:

One night, Ouranos, the personification of the Sky, came down to see his lover, Gaia (Γαῖα), the personification of Earth. While laying naked with her, Ouranos’ son, Kronos (Κρονος), King of the Titanes and the god of time, ambushed him with a jagged sickle. In one foul swoop, Kronos cut his Father’s genitals off and threw them into the ocean. When they crashed into the ocean, a huge white foam was created in the vary spot and spread outside. There in the center, standing naked atop a scalloped shell, stood an immortal woman. She was given the name Aphrodite, deriving from Aphro-geneia (the foam born) and Anadyomene, which translates to, “she who rises.” Thank you to https://www.lemonandolives.com/aphrodite-goddess-of-love-and-beauty/

If you’ve gotten this far, now you understand what the cabs represent. Sea foam, bubbles!

Uma Thurman in Terry Gilliam’s film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1989