"Mirror, Mirror Me" ●
This new memory mirror emerged from the depths of my studio at the end of summer. This piece came together quickly, embellished with the bling, baubles, bangles and other momentos from many sources and different vintages.
- The wood frame is covered in green tissue and overlaid with vintage sewing patterns.
- The large silver piece on top is half of a silver plate napkin holder.
- Like many of my pieces, this one is interactive and meant to be played with. An example is the white seagull in the second image, a tiny under-magnet allows the bird to be moved around.
- The dangley chains provide kinetic movement.
- The pieces with words help the viewer tell a story.
- In the lower left is a vintage metal purple and red tin toy top, possibly a Cracker Jack toy (see image below), depicts a clown and circus image and the words "VIDBEL'S OLDE TYME CIRCUS" and "under the big top".
As some of you know, I show my work at the Sebastopol Gallery, in Sebastopol, CA. There are 15 member artists at this gallery, and we typically rotate our work and our exhibit space every 6-8 weeks. This was one of the new pieces I brought in to hang in the the gallery at our rotation in early October. I am pleased to say that "Mirror, Mirror Me" found a new home within the first week.