the Chandra convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Chandra convex mirror is made of a recycled frame that has been gilded, Venetian glass rods, cat’s eye beads and a corona of selenite points. The dome is a true half dome made of polycarbonate.

Selenite is a particularly difficult mineral to work with due to its brittle nature.

Chandra is about 20 inches in diameter. It is currently in my studio.

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Chandra is the name given to the Hindu god of the moon. He is associated with the night, vegetation and plants. The name means literally bright, shining and glittering.

Chandra is portrayed as fair and young, with hands holding a club and a lotus. He rides his chariot across the sky every night, pulled by ten white horses or an antelope. Chandra is also known by several names like Soma, Rajanipati, Kshuparaka and Indu.

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Statue of Chandra from Java circa 9th and 10th CE
Guache illustration from Rajasthan, 1700-1725
Bazaar poster, Suraj Narayan. Publishers: Hem Chandra Bhargava, Delhi.