the Parterre convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Parterre convex mirror is all about the colors green. I must be in a green phase. Several shades of green Venetian glass were used on the frame that I gilded with gold and silver.

The tips of the rays are oval cat’s eye glass that I found a couple of years ago. The effect is the same as a star sapphire, tiny fibers or rutile line up to create an almost hologram, star like refraction .

The Parterre convex mirror is about 12.25 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

The parterre garden in Holland at the Het Loo palace

The Parterre mirror was influenced by the fantastic Baroque gardens that flourished in the 17th century. Parterres are decorative patterns created by clipped boxwood. The clipping not only create the geometric boarders of flower gardens but also patterns based on embroidery and damasks.

Parterres at the Latona fountain at Versailles