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the Celestine convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Celestine convex mirror was inspired by the beautiful Tiffany blue celestite crystals I found in Tucson. I matched 16 obelisks for this mirror. The gold metal leafed frame is embellished with a mosaic of pale sky blue Venetian glass rods. The Celestine convex mirror is about 17.75 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to my New York venue, …

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the Raven convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Raven convex mirror is built on an oval frame that I lacquered black. The inner ring is lined with spheres of labradorite. The rays surrounding the frame are also labradorite intersperced with black jasper. The labradorite is specially interesting because of the flashes of gold and blue iridescence that occur when the light hits the mineral. The Raven convex …

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the Pollux II convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Pollux II convex mirror is a celebration of all the colors of gold comprised of a gold leafed frame embellished with layers of Venetian glass rods, clear resin cabochons and, specially, mirrored large resin cabochons that seem to “float” around the edges of the frame. The Pollux II convex mirror measures a little more than 22 inches in diameter, …

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the Odilon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Odilon convex mirror is composed of a gold gilded frame layered with thin Venetian Glass rods in colors from clear togold to pale amber. The inner ring surrounding the mirror are citrine beads while the tips of the rays are golden Botswana agate spheres. The Odilon convex mirror is about 8 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to …

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the Cressida convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cressida convex mirror is composed of a silver leafed frame layered with thin, clear Venetian glass rods. The tips of the frame are rock quartz crystal spheres and the inner ring around the mirror are glass cabochons. The Cressida mirror is modest in size but has considerable impact. It messures about 6.75 inches in diameter. It is being sent …

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the Miranda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Miranda convex mirror is composed of two layered, gilded stars. The lower one is layered with gold Venetian glass rods while the upper is splayed with narrow rock quartz crystal points and quarts spheres. The Miranda convex mirror is about 17 inches in diameter. It is being sent to my Atlanta showroom, Ainsworth-Noah. Call 404-231-8787 for information. Jewelry for …

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the Rosa d’Oro convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Rosa d’Oro convex mirror is comprised of three levels of gold, straw and clear stacked Venetian glass rods. The center of the frame is a combination of quartz spheres, gold Venetian glass and hand-made resin jewels. The Rosa d’Oro convex mirror is about 16 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to my Los Angeles showroom, Jasper. Call 310-315-3028 …

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the Anatole convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Anatole convex mirror is a combination of various shades of blue Venetian glass rods and cabochons. The Anatole convex mirror is about 8.5 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! Anatole (Greek: Ανατολη, meaning “Rising”) was the second eldest of the mythological Horae who represent the hours, or different times …

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the Romulus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Romulus convex mirror is composed of an Italian frame that I gold leafed and then added layers of amber, bronze, ginger and chestnut colored Venetian glass rods. The inner ring is studded with red tiger eye spheres. The Romulus convex mirror is about 12 inches in diameter and is being displayed at the Cayen Home store in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Call …

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the Blue Skies convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Blue Skies convex mirror started as a plain Italian novelty frame and I transformed it using silver leaf gilding and all shades of Venetian glass blue rods. The inner ring is studded with glass spheres. The Blue Skies convex mirror is about 12 inches in diameter. It is hanging in Cayen Home in Carmel. Call 831-626-2722 for more information. …

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the Sol Invictus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sol Invictus convex mirror is all about gold. The frame was gilded and I added layers of three colors of gold Venetian rods. The glass was studded by clear cabochons in various sizes. They “warp” the linear nature of the rods in a delightful and unexpected way. The Sol Invictus convex mirror is about 22 inches in diameter. It …

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the Parterre convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Parterre convex mirror is all about the colors green. I must be in a green phase. Several shades of green Venetian glass were used on the frame that I gilded with gold and silver. The tips of the rays are oval cat’s eye glass that I found a couple of years ago. The effect is the same as a …

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the Napoleon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Napoleon convex mirror is a stylized star shape that started life as a mundane, mass produced frame. But the shape of the frame was beautiful! I had to fill the void in the back to provide heft and stability. The frame was then gilded which provides a reflective “back light” effect for the layers of emerald and gold Venetian …

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the Anshar convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Anshar convex mirror is all about blue and gold. The blue is the veneer of Venetian glass but also the points of lapis-lazuli and sodalite. The gold is the frame that is gilded with gold metal leaf and the convex mirror that uses 22 carat gold as the reflective element. The Anshar convex mirror is about 16 inches in …

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the Giulia convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Giulia convex mirror is composed of golden Venetian glass rods floating over a wedge of gilded clear resin. The tips of the rays are embellished with rough amber African beads that I have varnished to make them gem-like. They are topped with Venetian glass, gilded beads. The inner ring around the mirror is studded with sardonix spheres. The Giulia …

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the Isabella convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Isabella convex mirror is a blend of crystal and champagne/gold colors. Layers of Venetian glass rods lead to points embellished with both smooth and faceted quartz and citrine. Clear glass cabochons finish the design. The Isabellas convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for …

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the Kaiserin convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kaiserin convex mirror is all about the color silver. The shimmer, depth and reflective quality are timeless. The frame was gilded roughly with silver leaf. Clear Venetian glass rods were layered on top with the silver leaf creating a back-lighting effect. Occasionally a very pale blue glass rod was placed to accent the cool nature of silver. Clear crystal …

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the Cleopatra convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cleopatra convex mirror is composed of layers of shades of emerald green Venetian rods. The tips of the rays are spheres of green onyx and dark quartz crystal. The Cleopatra convex mirror is around 10.5 inches in diameter. It is hanging in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! The Cleopatra convex mirror …

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the Glaucus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Gaucus convex mirror is part of a series based on the colors of bodies of water or the myths associated with them. Glaucus is made of a rich combination of blues, grays and green Venetian glass rods resulting in a deep teal color. The ends of the rays are topped with rough African recycled beads that have been polished …

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the Emilie convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Emilie convex mirror is a relative to my Adele mirror. But Emilie is unique. The half dome mirror is surrounded by spikes of rock crystal quartz points. Some very clear and some with a hint of smoke. The mirror had a trim of clear cabochons. Emilie is about 10 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being …

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the Palanquin assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Palanquin assemblage consist of a miniature 18th century chair sitting on tope of a toy rhinoseros; both have been lacquered blue with gliding on the chair. A wonderful rock crystal point sits on the chair. The crystal has a small transparent face fused to it. Jewelry for your table top! Thank you Wikipedia for the following: A palanquin is a covered …

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the Camelo pardalis assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Carmelo pardalis assemblage is a mixed media sculpture using a miniature fauteuil( chair) and a plastic toy giraffe. Both objects have been totally refinished using gold leaf and iridescent glazes. The assemblage is housed in a glass dome. It is about 9 inches high. Jewelry for your table! Giraffes are wild, and exotic animals. The giraffe connotes sexuality, uniqueness, …

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the Osiris Assemblage

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The Osiris assemblage is the result of a life long fascination with ancient Egypt. It is composed of a porcelain crouching figure sitting on a miniature reproduction of Tutankhamun’s( 1341-1323 BC) golden throne( the original discovered by Howard Carter in 1922). It sits on a bed of golden sand strewn with the bits and pieces of Egyptian scarabs and a …

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the Supplicant assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Supplicant assemblage is mixed media consisting of a quartz crystal point fused with a gilded ( lower part)figurine. Silver Chinese flowers sprout from between his legs. The construction rests on a large eglomisé silver leafed glass cabochon. Everything is encased in a glass dome. The overall height is around 10 inches. Jewelry for your table! A Supplicant is a …

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the Aphrodite Assemblage

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The Aphrodite assemblage is a mixed media homage to the ancient world. We forget that the pagan world was one filled with cruelty, debauchery and superstition as well as sublime art, architecture and literature. Aphrodite, or Venus, was the goddess of love and fertility. She was also goddess of seafarers and war( Trojan War, for instance). Contradictions are built into …

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the Doge Assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Doge assemblage is an example of how one thing spurs inspiration. I bought a miniature chair off the internet and when it arrived I flipped over how it looked like one of those over-the-top Venetian baroque/rococo gilded thrones. Putti rampant, indeed! After giving the chair a more weathered finish I paired it with an old toy from years ago. …

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the Hephaesteon Assemblage

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The Hephaestion assemblage is a mixed media tribute to Alexander the Great's most important lover and friend. It is composed of a quartz crystal tower surmounted by a silvered ball and a gilded figure of a Greek warrior. The base is surrounded by bones evoking the terrible carnage of conquest( no matter how glamorous the leading general)and the extravagant funeral ...
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the Spring Equinox Assemblage

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The Spring Equinox assemblage is a fanciful depiction of an equal split between light and dark that happens to the earth between spring and summer. Made from a split toy ostrich( gold and silver), cast resin jewels and two hunks of resin crystals colored cognac and clear, this mixed media object is a metaphor for one of the earth's timeless ...
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the Bhramani Assemblage

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The Bhramani assemblage is a small world where the wasp is king. A combination of a gilded wasp model, a miniature chair and an Coturnix egg, this assemblage refers to death, power and rebirth. On a lighter note, its an odd, almost comic take on the pomposity of symbols of any kind. An inspiration for this comes from the illustrations …

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Through the Looking Glass

In Assemblages by Arif

The Through the Looking Glass assemblage is a riff on the stories of Lewis Carroll( 1832-1898), specially Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll wrote about a fantastical world seen through the eyes of Alice. Children, adults and the artists of the Surrealistic movement(!) found joy and inspiration in his work. My assemblage is composed of a miniature mirror with the back …

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the Celestine convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Celestine convex mirror was inspired by the beautiful Tiffany blue celestite crystals I found in Tucson. I matched 16 obelisks for this mirror. The gold metal leafed frame is embellished with a mosaic of pale sky blue Venetian glass rods. The Celestine convex mirror is about 17.75 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to my New York venue, …

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the Raven convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Raven convex mirror is built on an oval frame that I lacquered black. The inner ring is lined with spheres of labradorite. The rays surrounding the frame are also labradorite intersperced with black jasper. The labradorite is specially interesting because of the flashes of gold and blue iridescence that occur when the light hits the mineral. The Raven convex …

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the Pollux II convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Pollux II convex mirror is a celebration of all the colors of gold comprised of a gold leafed frame embellished with layers of Venetian glass rods, clear resin cabochons and, specially, mirrored large resin cabochons that seem to “float” around the edges of the frame. The Pollux II convex mirror measures a little more than 22 inches in diameter, …

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the Odilon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Odilon convex mirror is composed of a gold gilded frame layered with thin Venetian Glass rods in colors from clear togold to pale amber. The inner ring surrounding the mirror are citrine beads while the tips of the rays are golden Botswana agate spheres. The Odilon convex mirror is about 8 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to …

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the Cressida convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cressida convex mirror is composed of a silver leafed frame layered with thin, clear Venetian glass rods. The tips of the frame are rock quartz crystal spheres and the inner ring around the mirror are glass cabochons. The Cressida mirror is modest in size but has considerable impact. It messures about 6.75 inches in diameter. It is being sent …

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the Miranda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Miranda convex mirror is composed of two layered, gilded stars. The lower one is layered with gold Venetian glass rods while the upper is splayed with narrow rock quartz crystal points and quarts spheres. The Miranda convex mirror is about 17 inches in diameter. It is being sent to my Atlanta showroom, Ainsworth-Noah. Call 404-231-8787 for information. Jewelry for …

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the Rosa d’Oro convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Rosa d’Oro convex mirror is comprised of three levels of gold, straw and clear stacked Venetian glass rods. The center of the frame is a combination of quartz spheres, gold Venetian glass and hand-made resin jewels. The Rosa d’Oro convex mirror is about 16 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to my Los Angeles showroom, Jasper. Call 310-315-3028 …

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the Anatole convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Anatole convex mirror is a combination of various shades of blue Venetian glass rods and cabochons. The Anatole convex mirror is about 8.5 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! Anatole (Greek: Ανατολη, meaning “Rising”) was the second eldest of the mythological Horae who represent the hours, or different times …

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the Romulus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Romulus convex mirror is composed of an Italian frame that I gold leafed and then added layers of amber, bronze, ginger and chestnut colored Venetian glass rods. The inner ring is studded with red tiger eye spheres. The Romulus convex mirror is about 12 inches in diameter and is being displayed at the Cayen Home store in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Call …

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the Blue Skies convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Blue Skies convex mirror started as a plain Italian novelty frame and I transformed it using silver leaf gilding and all shades of Venetian glass blue rods. The inner ring is studded with glass spheres. The Blue Skies convex mirror is about 12 inches in diameter. It is hanging in Cayen Home in Carmel. Call 831-626-2722 for more information. …

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the Sol Invictus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sol Invictus convex mirror is all about gold. The frame was gilded and I added layers of three colors of gold Venetian rods. The glass was studded by clear cabochons in various sizes. They “warp” the linear nature of the rods in a delightful and unexpected way. The Sol Invictus convex mirror is about 22 inches in diameter. It …

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the Parterre convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Parterre convex mirror is all about the colors green. I must be in a green phase. Several shades of green Venetian glass were used on the frame that I gilded with gold and silver. The tips of the rays are oval cat’s eye glass that I found a couple of years ago. The effect is the same as a …

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the Napoleon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Napoleon convex mirror is a stylized star shape that started life as a mundane, mass produced frame. But the shape of the frame was beautiful! I had to fill the void in the back to provide heft and stability. The frame was then gilded which provides a reflective “back light” effect for the layers of emerald and gold Venetian …

View Post

the Anshar convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Anshar convex mirror is all about blue and gold. The blue is the veneer of Venetian glass but also the points of lapis-lazuli and sodalite. The gold is the frame that is gilded with gold metal leaf and the convex mirror that uses 22 carat gold as the reflective element. The Anshar convex mirror is about 16 inches in …

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the Giulia convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Giulia convex mirror is composed of golden Venetian glass rods floating over a wedge of gilded clear resin. The tips of the rays are embellished with rough amber African beads that I have varnished to make them gem-like. They are topped with Venetian glass, gilded beads. The inner ring around the mirror is studded with sardonix spheres. The Giulia …

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the Isabella convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Isabella convex mirror is a blend of crystal and champagne/gold colors. Layers of Venetian glass rods lead to points embellished with both smooth and faceted quartz and citrine. Clear glass cabochons finish the design. The Isabellas convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for …

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the Kaiserin convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kaiserin convex mirror is all about the color silver. The shimmer, depth and reflective quality are timeless. The frame was gilded roughly with silver leaf. Clear Venetian glass rods were layered on top with the silver leaf creating a back-lighting effect. Occasionally a very pale blue glass rod was placed to accent the cool nature of silver. Clear crystal …

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the Cleopatra convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cleopatra convex mirror is composed of layers of shades of emerald green Venetian rods. The tips of the rays are spheres of green onyx and dark quartz crystal. The Cleopatra convex mirror is around 10.5 inches in diameter. It is hanging in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! The Cleopatra convex mirror …

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the Glaucus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Gaucus convex mirror is part of a series based on the colors of bodies of water or the myths associated with them. Glaucus is made of a rich combination of blues, grays and green Venetian glass rods resulting in a deep teal color. The ends of the rays are topped with rough African recycled beads that have been polished …

View Post

the Emilie convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Emilie convex mirror is a relative to my Adele mirror. But Emilie is unique. The half dome mirror is surrounded by spikes of rock crystal quartz points. Some very clear and some with a hint of smoke. The mirror had a trim of clear cabochons. Emilie is about 10 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being …

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