the Kruos convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

Kruos and Martes, aesthetic siblings together on a wall in my studio.

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 silver leaf and some are left clear.

Eight faceted “jewels” orbit the center of the mirror.

The Kruos convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It is in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

Rock crystal ancient Greek bangles( 330-300 BC).

The Kruos convex mirror mimics the look of rock crystal in the jewels created for the frame. The Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as κρύσταλλος (krustallos) derived from the Ancient Greek κρύος (kruos) meaning “icy cold”. Some ancient philosophers thought that clear quartz was actually super cooled ice.

Yes it snows in Greece.