The Dionysus convex mirror is small but has a great deal of dazzle. I started with a wood frame and gilded it with copper leaf( copper is new for me). Turns out the reddish copper color really enhances the mauves and purples of the amethyst crystals I used. I used amethyst spheres, rough tumbled chips and irregularly faceted nuggets. dark purple Venetian glass rods delineate the edges.
The Dionysus convex mirror is about 6.5 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls!
The Dionysus mirror is named for the god who inspired the flush purples used in the design. Dionysus was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts. He created wine and spread the art of viticulture. He had a dual nature; on one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy; or he would bring brutal and blinding rage, thus reflecting the dual nature of wine.
Apologies to Caravaggio for the use of his painting Young Sick Bacchus, 1680.