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Mirror, mirror on the wall

Glittering Shards: Mirror, mirror on the wall

Glittering Shards

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall

There's a stream of work coming in preperation for the art fair at the Brix in Brixton. Here are two mirrors I have just finished. Their origins go back over 4 years ago, before my children were born.

I began the bubbles mirror and nearly finished it before Isabella arrived but its destiny was to sit incomplete and very dusty until last week - all things have their time. I'm not sure how differently I would have done this if I had conceived and started this piece now, but there was only a little corner left to do so its blueprint was set. Still, I like it a lot. I use white grout quite rarely but I do think it works well against all mirror mosaics. It is hard enough photographing mirror, but a mosaic of a mirror mosaiced with mirror! I shall have to try again to get a better shot.

The second mirror was one that I thought about doing 5 years ago and finally the idea became reality. It is made of driftwood mirror from Selsey beach, collected over years by my good friend, Kate. It is interspersed with some pieces from a huge pile of broken jewellery thanks to my enthusiastic little boy who has a thing about grabbing my necklaces with the inevitable consequences - annoying from a fashion point of view but useful for my life in mosaics!



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