Thursday, September 1, 2011
This piece came together, after a friend showed me a similar piece she had in her collection, done with the bling, baubles and bangles of a woman who had passed away many years ago. The woman's husband, made it as a memorial to his beloved wife. I was so inspired and touched by the story, that I wanted to try and make a memorial mirror myself.
This piece is different in that it holds momentos from many sources, not just one, and that it is done in silver bits primarily. The wood frame is collaged in hand made papers in various hues of green, and like most of my pieces, this one too is interactive: the little green stick-man on the bottom shelf has magnet feet, and when picked up, it manipulates the compass sitting next to it. (click on any image to enlarge) (you must do this to see more of the detail)