the Prometheus convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Prometheus convex mirror is built on a octagonal frame that has been gilded by me. Two layers of rock crystal points alternate with gold Venetian glass rods. The reflection of the crystals in the mirror make for an illusion of a third layer.

The Prometheus convex mirror is about 13 inches in diameter. It is currently in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

The Prometheus mirror is named for a character who has a very unique place in Greek mythology, scholarship and imagination.

Prometheus was the son of a Titan is regarded as one of the great benefactors of humankind, the bringer of fire and the original teacher of technology and the useful arts to man.

The great love he had for humans often brought Prometheus into a dangerous conflict with Zeus, the mighty and cruel chief of the Olympian gods. The meaning of the name Prometheus, Forethought, signifies the intellectual qualities of his many-sided character. According to some accounts, Prometheus is even credited with the creation of the male of the human species(!).

For more information go to

Prometheus Stealing the Fire of the Gods, Heinrich Friederich Fuger (1817).
Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul Rubens( 1611-1618)