the Prospero convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Prospero convex mirror is based on a wood octagonal frame that I gold leafed then studded with two kinds of large clear, resin “jewels”. The backs of the jewels were silver gilded and the sides gilded with gold. The rim of the frame is also studded with smaller jewels. Of course, I made the jewels myself.

The Prospero convex mirror is about 11.5 inches in diameter. It is hanging in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for Walls!

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that he wrote alone. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the rest of the story is set on a remote island, where Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants: Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs that evoke the spirit of enchantment on the island. It explores many themes, including magic, betrayal, revenge, and family. In Act IV, a wedding masque serves as a play-whithin-a-play, and contributes spectacle, allegory, and elevated language.

Although The Tempest is listed in the First Folio as the first of Shakespeare’s comedies, it deals with both tragic and comic themes. The Tempest has sparked many interpretations, such as with Prospero representing Shakespeare, and Prospero’s renunciation of magic signaling Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage.

Couldn’t put it better myself. Thank you Wikipedia.

The legendary John Gielgud in Peter Greenaway’s visionary film of The Tempest( 1991)