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the Babylon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Babylon convex mirror is a continuation of my exploration of combining two or more kinds of minerals. I’ve used the sumptuous blue-green of aragonite and the luminous, layered yellow flourite. The spheres are aqua striped jasper and yellow opal. The frame was refurbished and gilded in gold metalic leaf. The Babylon mirror is around 18 inches in diameter. It …

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the Othello convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Othello convex mirror features a series of irregularly shaped, large chunks of polished smoky rock crystal. Each one is unique. They are intersperced with turned wood cone/spikes. The simple geometry of the cones contrasts with the almost abstract shapes of the smoky quartz. The rest of the frame is lacquered black with clear Venetian glass rods bringing sparkle. The …

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the Kruos convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kruos convex mirror uses an old frame that needed a lot of work. The hollow core needed to be filled in order for the frame to have solidity and heft. It was then silver leafed and encrusted with layers of clear Venetian glass rods. I made three sizes of resin jewels to embellish the frame. Some are backed with …

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the Martes convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Martes convex mirror uses an inexpensive frame as its base. Its the shape that makes a good base but this one had to have the cavity filled in order to give it heft and strength. I lacquered the frame black and added clear Venetian glass rods to give it sparkle and depth. I created a layer of smoky jewels …

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the Nineveh convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Nineveh convex mirror came to me in sorry shape. After gilding and glazing the frame to an almost tortoise shell effect I layered bronze colored transparent Venetian glass rods to the entire surface, cutting the rods to fit the slight curve of the wings of the frame. Each “wing” has a spear of smoky quartz fitted onto the inner …

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the Prometheus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Prometheus convex mirror is built on a octagonal frame that has been gilded by me. Two layers of rock crystal points alternate with gold Venetian glass rods. The reflection of the crystals in the mirror make for an illusion of a third layer. The Prometheus convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It is currently in my studio …

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the Moretti convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Moretti convex mirror is a combination of layers of clear Venetian glass rods, glass cabochons and rock crystal spheres. At only 12 inches in diameter it packs a lot of glitter and sparkle in a small package. It will be shipped to the Ainsworth-Noah showroom in Atlanta. Call 917) 968-0912‬ for more information. Jewelry for walls! Moretti is one …

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the Janus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Janus convex mirror is unique for me. It is my first mirror two sided mirror; one side is silver and the other is gold. Gilding covers the original frame and then each side is encrusted with clear or god colored Venetian glass rods. Each side is studded with “jewels”; the silver side has glass cabochons and the gold side …

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the Stormy Weather convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Stormy Weather convex mirror is a continuation of my exploration of the color black. The rays of this mirror consist of alternating obsidian with rock crystal obelisks. The inner frame has blue tiger eye circling the frame. The Stormy Weather mirror is about 19 inches in diameter and will be shipped to one of my showrooms shortly. Jewelry for …

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the Odessa convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Odessa convex mirror is part of a series of mirrors where I explore the colors of black. The inner frame is embellished with a combination of black jet balls and glass pearlized spheres. Black glass cabochons circle the mirror itself. The rays are a composed of labradorite obelisks and rays made of porcelain orbs with sardonix and onyx spheres. …

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the Black Ice convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Black Ice convex mirror is part of a series I’m doing exploring the color black. The recycled frame was painted a shiny black then layers of Venetian glass rods, quartz crystal spheres and glass cabochons were attached. The results look like a fanciful piece of ice! The Black Ice convex mirror is about 14 inches in diameter. It is …

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the Black Prince convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Black Prince convex mirror is in a string of black mirrors I’ve been working on. Of course, black comes in many interpretations so mine are all shades and textures of black. The Black Prince mirror features spheres of dark pyrite and faceted black onyx. Clear Venetian glass rods provide a division between the two layers . The Black Prince …

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the Soleil d’Or convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Soleil d’Or( or Golden Sun) convex mirror is a celebration of the variations on the color yellow. Alternating points of Golden Fluorite and Citrine obelisks create the rays of the sun while the inner ring of is embellished with yellow agate spheres. I specially like the way the striations of the Fluorite contrast with the luminescence of the Citrine. …

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the Gioconda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Gioconda convex mirror was created because of my hunger for color. I know that mirrors featuring gold or silver are going to be successful but sometimes I feel the need to do something different. I had several mineral points in my studio; smoky quartz. green jasper and amethyst. No colors clash in nature and I thought this combination was …

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the Lucina convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lucina convex mirror is a silver cousin of my Aladdin mirror. The major difference is that silver gilding, clear Venetian rods and a lavish embellishment of jewels make Lucina unique. And I thought Aladdin was a lot! All of the jewels were made by me in my studio from custom molds. They contribute a warmer, more platinum coloring to …

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the Valhalla convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

Something of a departure! I found an old wooden hat mold. Oval and thick. It sat in my studio till I figured out what I wanted to do with it. Painting it a flat black gave me the idea of studding it with three rows of rock crystal points. The crystals popped off the velvety flat black in a startling …

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the Angelique convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Angelique convex mirror is a classic of mine. This version is done entirely in clear Venetian glass over a silver gilt frame. glass cabochons complete the inner rim of the frame. Angelique is about 16 inches in diameter and resides in my studio prior to being sent to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! Marie Angélique de Scorailles: …

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the Sieglinde convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sieglinde convex mirror is a classic of mine. Starting with a recycled frame that I gilded with gold metal leaf, I added several layers of Venitian glass rods in straw, pale yellow and amber. The area surrounding the mirror is composed of glass cabochons that I gilded on the back to give them a halo effect. The Sieglinde convex …

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the Hadrian convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Hadrian convex mirror started out with a very plain frame that I gilded with gold and silver metal leaf. The inner section is gold and has a sunburst of straw colored Venetian glass rods. So far so good. I then studded the inner and outer frame with rock crystal points creating a burst of transparent and translucent facets. The …

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the Endymion convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Endymion convex mirror is a classic. After refinishing a frame from the fifties, I gilded it in silver. I then applied layers of clear Venetian glass rods creating an undulating depth; almost like glass lenses distorting the underlying frame. The Endymion convex mirror is about 24 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one …

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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

In Assemblages by Arif

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

In Assemblages by Arif

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

In Assemblages by Arif

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 Babylon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Babylon convex mirror is a continuation of my exploration of combining two or more kinds of minerals. I’ve used the sumptuous blue-green of aragonite and the luminous, layered yellow flourite. The spheres are aqua striped jasper and yellow opal. The frame was refurbished and gilded in gold metalic leaf. The Babylon mirror is around 18 inches in diameter. It …

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the Othello convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Othello convex mirror features a series of irregularly shaped, large chunks of polished smoky rock crystal. Each one is unique. They are intersperced with turned wood cone/spikes. The simple geometry of the cones contrasts with the almost abstract shapes of the smoky quartz. The rest of the frame is lacquered black with clear Venetian glass rods bringing sparkle. The …

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the Kruos convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Kruos convex mirror uses an old frame that needed a lot of work. The hollow core needed to be filled in order for the frame to have solidity and heft. It was then silver leafed and encrusted with layers of clear Venetian glass rods. I made three sizes of resin jewels to embellish the frame. Some are backed with …

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the Martes convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Martes convex mirror uses an inexpensive frame as its base. Its the shape that makes a good base but this one had to have the cavity filled in order to give it heft and strength. I lacquered the frame black and added clear Venetian glass rods to give it sparkle and depth. I created a layer of smoky jewels …

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the Nineveh convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Nineveh convex mirror came to me in sorry shape. After gilding and glazing the frame to an almost tortoise shell effect I layered bronze colored transparent Venetian glass rods to the entire surface, cutting the rods to fit the slight curve of the wings of the frame. Each “wing” has a spear of smoky quartz fitted onto the inner …

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the Prometheus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Prometheus convex mirror is built on a octagonal frame that has been gilded by me. Two layers of rock crystal points alternate with gold Venetian glass rods. The reflection of the crystals in the mirror make for an illusion of a third layer. The Prometheus convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It is currently in my studio …

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the Moretti convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Moretti convex mirror is a combination of layers of clear Venetian glass rods, glass cabochons and rock crystal spheres. At only 12 inches in diameter it packs a lot of glitter and sparkle in a small package. It will be shipped to the Ainsworth-Noah showroom in Atlanta. Call 917) 968-0912‬ for more information. Jewelry for walls! Moretti is one …

View Post

the Janus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Janus convex mirror is unique for me. It is my first mirror two sided mirror; one side is silver and the other is gold. Gilding covers the original frame and then each side is encrusted with clear or god colored Venetian glass rods. Each side is studded with “jewels”; the silver side has glass cabochons and the gold side …

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the Stormy Weather convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Stormy Weather convex mirror is a continuation of my exploration of the color black. The rays of this mirror consist of alternating obsidian with rock crystal obelisks. The inner frame has blue tiger eye circling the frame. The Stormy Weather mirror is about 19 inches in diameter and will be shipped to one of my showrooms shortly. Jewelry for …

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the Odessa convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Odessa convex mirror is part of a series of mirrors where I explore the colors of black. The inner frame is embellished with a combination of black jet balls and glass pearlized spheres. Black glass cabochons circle the mirror itself. The rays are a composed of labradorite obelisks and rays made of porcelain orbs with sardonix and onyx spheres. …

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the Black Ice convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Black Ice convex mirror is part of a series I’m doing exploring the color black. The recycled frame was painted a shiny black then layers of Venetian glass rods, quartz crystal spheres and glass cabochons were attached. The results look like a fanciful piece of ice! The Black Ice convex mirror is about 14 inches in diameter. It is …

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the Black Prince convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Black Prince convex mirror is in a string of black mirrors I’ve been working on. Of course, black comes in many interpretations so mine are all shades and textures of black. The Black Prince mirror features spheres of dark pyrite and faceted black onyx. Clear Venetian glass rods provide a division between the two layers . The Black Prince …

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the Soleil d’Or convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Soleil d’Or( or Golden Sun) convex mirror is a celebration of the variations on the color yellow. Alternating points of Golden Fluorite and Citrine obelisks create the rays of the sun while the inner ring of is embellished with yellow agate spheres. I specially like the way the striations of the Fluorite contrast with the luminescence of the Citrine. …

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the Gioconda convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Gioconda convex mirror was created because of my hunger for color. I know that mirrors featuring gold or silver are going to be successful but sometimes I feel the need to do something different. I had several mineral points in my studio; smoky quartz. green jasper and amethyst. No colors clash in nature and I thought this combination was …

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the Lucina convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lucina convex mirror is a silver cousin of my Aladdin mirror. The major difference is that silver gilding, clear Venetian rods and a lavish embellishment of jewels make Lucina unique. And I thought Aladdin was a lot! All of the jewels were made by me in my studio from custom molds. They contribute a warmer, more platinum coloring to …

View Post

the Valhalla convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

Something of a departure! I found an old wooden hat mold. Oval and thick. It sat in my studio till I figured out what I wanted to do with it. Painting it a flat black gave me the idea of studding it with three rows of rock crystal points. The crystals popped off the velvety flat black in a startling …

View Post

the Angelique convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Angelique convex mirror is a classic of mine. This version is done entirely in clear Venetian glass over a silver gilt frame. glass cabochons complete the inner rim of the frame. Angelique is about 16 inches in diameter and resides in my studio prior to being sent to one of my showrooms. Jewelry for Walls! Marie Angélique de Scorailles: …

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the Sieglinde convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Sieglinde convex mirror is a classic of mine. Starting with a recycled frame that I gilded with gold metal leaf, I added several layers of Venitian glass rods in straw, pale yellow and amber. The area surrounding the mirror is composed of glass cabochons that I gilded on the back to give them a halo effect. The Sieglinde convex …

View Post

the Hadrian convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Hadrian convex mirror started out with a very plain frame that I gilded with gold and silver metal leaf. The inner section is gold and has a sunburst of straw colored Venetian glass rods. So far so good. I then studded the inner and outer frame with rock crystal points creating a burst of transparent and translucent facets. The …

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the Endymion convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Endymion convex mirror is a classic. After refinishing a frame from the fifties, I gilded it in silver. I then applied layers of clear Venetian glass rods creating an undulating depth; almost like glass lenses distorting the underlying frame. The Endymion convex mirror is about 24 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one …

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