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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 …

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Fedora Convex Mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Fedora convex mirror has a classic shape but the layering of four colors of Venetian glass rods takes the shape to another place. A richer and complex place. The addition of the clear rock crystal points draws the eye to the mirror and adds another glittering element to the design. The Fedora mirror measures about 24 inches in diameter. …

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the Herodiade convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Herodiade convex mirror is unusual in that the frame itself has a convex shape. I was required to snip the Venetian glass rods into sections to fit the curve. The results have a fractured dazzle that is unique. Gold, gray, straw and clear rods are placed over a silver leafed surface. The inner frame is studded with clear cabochons. …

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the Sparkle convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sparkle convex mirror is just that. It sparkles, sending out scattered shards of light! It is a silver gilt frame surrounded by rock crystal faceted spheres. The inner part of the frame has clear Venetian glass, small faceted quartz beads and acrylic jewels. Its a mirror that makes me smile. The Sparkle mirror is 8 inches in diameter and …

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the Sarabande convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sarabande convex mirror started as a cheap plastic frame. But the size and shape worked for me. I then filled it with resin to make it more substantial and sturdy. The frame was then gilded with gold metal leaf. The curved inner frame is covered with a mosaic of clear, sand and light brown Venetian glass rods. Surrounding the …

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the Pollione convex mirror

In All by Mark Evans

The Pollione convex mirror is a brother of the La Colombe mirror in that they are roughly the same size and shape. But where La Colombe is brilliantly silver and white, Pollione is deeply gold verging on tortoise shell. Stacks of gold, amber, straw and light brown Venetian glass rods were attached to a gilded frame. The center, raised frame …

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the La Colombe convex mirror

In All by Mark Evans

The La Colombe convex mirror is on the small size but glitters like a diamond. Starting with a silver gilded frame I added layers of Venetian glass rods, all clear. The center is raised and topped with rock crystal beads. La Colombe is about 10 inches in diameter and is being shipped to the Ainsworth-Noah showroom in Atlanta. For more …

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the Lascaux convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lascaux convex mirror uses a molded wood frame that I finished with a random application of gold and silver metal leaf. Then I took Venetian glass rods in clear and pale gold and rolled them in silver leaf. The rods were layered deeply on the frame. The inner frame is embellished with glass cabochons. The combination of gold and …

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the Belinda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Belinda convex mirror is unusual for me. For one thing, its an oval. But, more significantly, I mirrored the piece of oval convex glass. No spray paint. A real chemical process! Not perfect, but I really don’t want it to be. The frame is gold leafed and the spikes creating a corona are rock crystal quartz points that are …

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the Cadmus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cadmus convex mirror consists of a black lacquer frame with a corona of large smoky quartz points. The inner rim is composed of chunks of raw smoky quartz crystals ranging in color from bronze to almost clear. This mirror is one of my favorites because it combines smoothly finished with rough textures. Cadmus is around 14 inches in diameter. …

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the Pendragon convex mirror

In All by Mark Evans

The Pendragon convex mirror is composed of gold leaf, Venetian glass rods, rock crystal spheres and rock crystal points around the perimeter. Gold, black and crystal; a very striking combination if I say so myself. The Pendragon convex mirror is about 14 inches in diameter. It is being shipped to the Jasper showroom in Los Angeles. Call (310) 315-3028 for …

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the Daughter of the Night convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Daughter of the Night convex mirror is on the small size( about 10.25 inches in diameter) but carries a lot of dazzle. I used stacks of thin Venetian glass rods then sprinkled the top with glass cabochons. The tips have rough rock crystal with spheres. Hoowee, when I named this mirror Daughter of the Night I was thinking of …

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the Glinda convex mirror

In All by Mark Evans

The Glinda convex mirror is made from a silvered round frame that has spokes of silver leafed cones topped with a sphere of clear crystal. Each spoke is studded with small glass cabochons. The frame is circled with large crystal spheres. To me, this is a fairy tale inspired mirror! I’ve updated Glinda. I’ve added beautiful hematite spheres between the …

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the Eponine convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Eponine convex mirror is cousin to met Marius mirror. Same shape but a very different look. Eponine discovered with a thick layer of Venetian clear rods. They vary in color from gold, straw and light topaz to an inner ring of clear. Surrounding the mirror are glass cabochons. Each cab has been gilded with silver metal leaf on the …

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the Arianrhod convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Arianrhod convex mirror is built on a plastic frame that had a great shape but a flimsiness that made it unsuitable for my purposes…..Until I filled the voids in the back of the frame giving it a solidity and heft that made it possible for me to create a jewel-like mirror with it. It has stacks of thin Venetian …

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the Chakra convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Chakra convex mirror was inspired by the discovery of beautiful stacked mineral obelisks at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. They determined the look and construction of the frame. Each obelisk is made of minerals related to the seven chakras: Amethyst( Third Eye), Sodalite( Throat), Rock Crystal( Higher Conscience), Jasper(Sexual), Lapis Lazuli (Throat) and Green Carnelian( Heart). The rest …

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the Alceste convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Alceste convex mirror uses an unusual base that required inlaying Venetian glass bits in curves. This was achieved with a great deal of patience! The existing frame was gilded with gold metal leaf and then the glass was applied( the shine of the metal leaf is used to “back light” the glass). The tips of the frame have spheres …

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the Rameau convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Rameau convex mirror is a hybrid of sorts. I found a frame that was unforgivably ugly in the worst ’60s and ’70s way with the faux antiquing that you’d find in a in conquistador or pirate themed restaurant. You know what I’m talking about. But the basic shape was good. I covered a lot of the bad antiquing with …

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the Hyperion convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Hyperion convex mirror is a twin of sorts to my Kismet mirror. They both have the same wood frame but the Hyperion has a sunburst of gold as well at the sides. I managed to fit many large chunks of rock crystal quartz points making this one of the heaviest mirrors I’ve ever made! The Hyperion convex mirror is …

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the Camelo pardalis assemblage

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

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

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

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 Mark Evans

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

In All, Assemblages by Mark Evans

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 Mark Evans

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

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

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

In All, Assemblages by Mark Evans

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

In Assemblages by Mark Evans

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 Mark Evans

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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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 …

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Fedora Convex Mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Fedora convex mirror has a classic shape but the layering of four colors of Venetian glass rods takes the shape to another place. A richer and complex place. The addition of the clear rock crystal points draws the eye to the mirror and adds another glittering element to the design. The Fedora mirror measures about 24 inches in diameter. …

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the Herodiade convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Herodiade convex mirror is unusual in that the frame itself has a convex shape. I was required to snip the Venetian glass rods into sections to fit the curve. The results have a fractured dazzle that is unique. Gold, gray, straw and clear rods are placed over a silver leafed surface. The inner frame is studded with clear cabochons. …

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the Sparkle convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sparkle convex mirror is just that. It sparkles, sending out scattered shards of light! It is a silver gilt frame surrounded by rock crystal faceted spheres. The inner part of the frame has clear Venetian glass, small faceted quartz beads and acrylic jewels. Its a mirror that makes me smile. The Sparkle mirror is 8 inches in diameter and …

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the Sarabande convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sarabande convex mirror started as a cheap plastic frame. But the size and shape worked for me. I then filled it with resin to make it more substantial and sturdy. The frame was then gilded with gold metal leaf. The curved inner frame is covered with a mosaic of clear, sand and light brown Venetian glass rods. Surrounding the …

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the Lascaux convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lascaux convex mirror uses a molded wood frame that I finished with a random application of gold and silver metal leaf. Then I took Venetian glass rods in clear and pale gold and rolled them in silver leaf. The rods were layered deeply on the frame. The inner frame is embellished with glass cabochons. The combination of gold and …

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the Belinda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Belinda convex mirror is unusual for me. For one thing, its an oval. But, more significantly, I mirrored the piece of oval convex glass. No spray paint. A real chemical process! Not perfect, but I really don’t want it to be. The frame is gold leafed and the spikes creating a corona are rock crystal quartz points that are …

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the Cadmus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Cadmus convex mirror consists of a black lacquer frame with a corona of large smoky quartz points. The inner rim is composed of chunks of raw smoky quartz crystals ranging in color from bronze to almost clear. This mirror is one of my favorites because it combines smoothly finished with rough textures. Cadmus is around 14 inches in diameter. …

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the Daughter of the Night convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Daughter of the Night convex mirror is on the small size( about 10.25 inches in diameter) but carries a lot of dazzle. I used stacks of thin Venetian glass rods then sprinkled the top with glass cabochons. The tips have rough rock crystal with spheres. Hoowee, when I named this mirror Daughter of the Night I was thinking of …

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the Eponine convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Eponine convex mirror is cousin to met Marius mirror. Same shape but a very different look. Eponine discovered with a thick layer of Venetian clear rods. They vary in color from gold, straw and light topaz to an inner ring of clear. Surrounding the mirror are glass cabochons. Each cab has been gilded with silver metal leaf on the …

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the Arianrhod convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Arianrhod convex mirror is built on a plastic frame that had a great shape but a flimsiness that made it unsuitable for my purposes…..Until I filled the voids in the back of the frame giving it a solidity and heft that made it possible for me to create a jewel-like mirror with it. It has stacks of thin Venetian …

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the Chakra convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Chakra convex mirror was inspired by the discovery of beautiful stacked mineral obelisks at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. They determined the look and construction of the frame. Each obelisk is made of minerals related to the seven chakras: Amethyst( Third Eye), Sodalite( Throat), Rock Crystal( Higher Conscience), Jasper(Sexual), Lapis Lazuli (Throat) and Green Carnelian( Heart). The rest …

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the Alceste convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Alceste convex mirror uses an unusual base that required inlaying Venetian glass bits in curves. This was achieved with a great deal of patience! The existing frame was gilded with gold metal leaf and then the glass was applied( the shine of the metal leaf is used to “back light” the glass). The tips of the frame have spheres …

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the Rameau convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Rameau convex mirror is a hybrid of sorts. I found a frame that was unforgivably ugly in the worst ’60s and ’70s way with the faux antiquing that you’d find in a in conquistador or pirate themed restaurant. You know what I’m talking about. But the basic shape was good. I covered a lot of the bad antiquing with …

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the Hyperion convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Hyperion convex mirror is a twin of sorts to my Kismet mirror. They both have the same wood frame but the Hyperion has a sunburst of gold as well at the sides. I managed to fit many large chunks of rock crystal quartz points making this one of the heaviest mirrors I’ve ever made! The Hyperion convex mirror is …

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the Kismet convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kismet convex mirror uses one of the frames I designed as a starting off point. I used silver metal gilding on parts of it then filled the upper flat frame with a sunburst of clear Venetian glass rods. I then studded the perimeter of the frame with large rock crystal quartz points. The Kismet convex mirror is around 16 …

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the Alba convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Alba convex mirror is small but contains a lot of glitter and depth. The frame was a great shape but it was plastic and took a considerable amount of resin to give it heft and solidity. It was gilded with gold metal leaf and then given a thick crust of yellow, topaz and straw colored Venetian rods. The tips …

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the Archangel convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Archangel convex mirror is comprised of a heavy wood frame that I gilded with metal leaf. The balls that decorate the inner rim are hand made rock crystal. The “rays” are also rock crystal points. This mirror is about 19 inches in diameter. Archangel is being sent to my Atlanta showroom, Ainsworth-Noah. For more information call 404-240-2137 Jewelry for …

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the Luce delle Stelle convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The frame of the Luce delle Stelle is one of my favorite shapes. It’s like a star or a medal. I have gilded it with a random combination of gold and silver metal leaf. It is covered with a thick layer of Venetian glass rods.Glass cabochons surround the mirror. This mirror is about 24 inches in diameter. It is being …

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