the Orion convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Orion convex mirror is a classic sunburst frame from the 50’s that I’ve used before. This time it is silver gilt with layers of clear Venetian glass rods giving depth and dimension to the frame. A diadem of rock crystal quartz spears blossoms from the center.

The Orion mirror is about 18 inches in diameter. It is being sent to my San Francisco showroom, Hewn. Call 415-962-7833 for more information.

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Orion is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky and can be seen from around the world. The easiest way to find Orion is to go outside on a clear night and look for three bright stars close together in an almost-straight line. These three stars represent Orion’s belt.

Orion which floats in the night sky

Orion, the Hunter, is a character out of Greco-Roman mythology. He was a giant and was dazzlingly handsome. He was supposedly the son of the god Poseidon. There are a lot of variations on his legend but all of them involve tragic love that ends with his death. He was killed by an arrow by either Artemis or Apollo. Artemis because of an attempted rape or Apollo because of jealousy. At any rate, he was placed by the gods in the sky as a constellation of stars.

Orion, the Hunter: fresco, 1575, from Villa Farnese, Caprarola, Italy.