the Valhalla convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

Something of a departure! I found an old wooden hat mold. Oval and thick. It sat in my studio till I figured out what I wanted to do with it. Painting it a flat black gave me the idea of studding it with three rows of rock crystal points. The crystals popped off the velvety flat black in a startling way. I made the mirror sunk into the depths of the frame. Introducing the Valhalla convex mirror!

Valhalla is about 20 inches by 16 inches. It graces the walls of my studio till being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

Valhalla is the name of the Norse mythological home of the gods. It is also the dwelling of fallen warriors brought to Valhalla by the valkyries( the daughters of the head god, Odin). There is a lot written about this fortress and is specially depicted in Richard Wagner’s epic The Ring of the Nibelung( 1876). For more go to:

Max Bruckner (1836-1918), The Valhalla, backdrop for the scenic design of The Ring of the Nibelungs by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Bayreuth, Richard-…
The entry of the gods to Valhalla. This is a photograph courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. 1990. The Met’s production, by Otto Schenk, with sets by Gunther Schneider-Siemssen and costumes by Rolf Langenfass