the Cosmos Convex Mirror

In All, Mirrors by Arif


The Cosmos convex mirror is comprised of a wood frame that has been roughly gilded with silver.  Some of the original gold leafing shows through.  The surface has been layered with clear Venetian glass rods.  Lots of them!  Some have been rolled in silver metal giving them a mottled,  mirrored glitter.

This mirror is about 36 inches in diameter.  It resides in my studio till being shipped to one of my showrooms. 

Jewelry for walls.


The Flammarion engraving by an unknown artist showing a man traveling through the earthly firmament to view the cosmos.

The Cosmos convex mirror is named after, of course, the cosmos. The Cosmos is the Universe. Using the word cosmos rather than the word universe implies viewing the universe as a complex and orderly system; the opposite of chaos. The cosmos, and our understanding of the reasons for its existence and significance, are studied in cosmology; a very broad discipline covering any scientific, religious, or philosophical contemplation of the cosmos and its nature, or reasons for existing. Religious and philosophical approaches may include in their concepts of the cosmos various spiritual entities or other matters deemed to exist outside our physical universe.