Mirrors

An important aspect of the stained glass canon in the residential field is the wall mirror. Whether totally abstract or inspired by flowers and fruit, I make mirrors which are standout pieces intended to add grace, charm and wit to any interior.

Square Mirror No6

Square Mirror No. 6

  • 2010
  • 64cm x 64cm

I've photographed this entire set of mirrors with sheets of architects tracing paper cut into the actual mirror area. Photographing mirrors is extremely difficult: the camera wants to focus on the reflection, not the art glass and avoiding one's own reflection is almost impossible.

Flying Abstract Mirror

Flying Abstract Mirror

  • 2010
  • Approx 40cm x 30cm
    Limited Edition of 25, signed and numbered

Square Mirror No5

Square Mirror No. 5

  • 2010
  • 64cm x 64cm

Daffodil Mirror

Daffodil Mirror

  • 2000
  • 55cm x 42cm
    Limited Edition of 50, signed and numbered

Square Mirror No4

Square Mirror No. 4

  • 2010
  • 64cm x 64cm

Flying Abstract Mirror

Flying Abstract Mirror

  • 2010
  • Approx 40cm x 30cm
    Limited Edition of 25, signed and numbered

Square Mirror No1

Square Mirror No. 1

  • 2009
  • 64cm x 64cm

This was the first of what became a new body of work. A visitor to the Australian Designers and Creators exhibition in 2008 at the Hellenic Club in Canberra commissioned me to make a mirror for her bathroom. It was an open brief and this was the result. She liked it so much she bought two!

Large Fruit Mirror with Lilly

Large Fruit Mirror with Lilly

  • circa 1992
  • approx 55cm dia.

A limited edition mirror, each signed and numbered. Playing with colour and texture so that each mirror is an individual.

Flying Teapot Mirror

Flying Teapot Mirror

  • circa 1986
    45cm x 71cm

Originally a series of 3x, the first one a teapot on the wall, the second sprouting wings and this one, flying away. They then developed into a whole set of teapots, playing with form and colour. One of them, 'Grandmother' appeared in the movie "Lantana", a Jan Chapman Film, in the kitchen scene (of course). But none of them made a decent cuppa.

Abstract Free Form

Abstract Free Form Mirror

  • an ongoing series
    Approx 40cm x 30cm

Rear Vision Mirror

Rear Vision Mirror

  • an ongoing series
    37cm x 26cm

Rear Vision Mirror

Rear Vision Mirror

  • an ongoing series
    27cm x 36cm

His and Hers

Hers and His

  • circa 2003
    dimensions variable

Bedroom Mirror

Bedroom Mirror

  • Private residence, Cremorne

The Sultan

The Sultan

  • A new series of small mirrors for sale through craft outlets and exhibitions

Mantis

Mantis

  • A new series of small mirrors for sale through craft outlets and exhibitions

Iris Mirror

Iris Miror

  • Production work from late 1990s
    68cm x 44cm

There are several different versions of the Iris Mirror as I adore the flower, almost as much as the magnolia

Rose Mirror

Rose Miror

  • Larger domestic work from late 1990s
    69cm x 82cm

There is also a red version of this, which sold through one of the large Craft Fairs at which I have exhibited over many years. Both Rose Mirros carry a rough translation of an ancient Sufi proverb inscribed into the glass:

"Say not that the rose bush has thorns; rejoice rather that the thorn bush flowers"

Strelitzia Mirror

Strelitzia Miror

  • Larger domestic work from late 1990s
    58cm x 87cm

The intention for the Rose, Iris and Strelitzia mirrors was to make multiples of the same design, varying the colours and textures of the glass. More or less as a limited edition, each one signed and numbered as in a print.

Hasn't quite worked out that way: I've only made 2x of each so far!

Silcon Assemblage

Assemblage Miror

  • Mirror with silicon assmblage

These mirrors are not leadlight or stained gass at all: they are morte akin to Collage or Assemblage than anything.

Depending on the depth of the rebate in the frame there is potential here for overlaying colours and textures to achieve interesting results: rather like fused glass without the heat!

Silcon Assemblage

Assemblage Miror

  • Mirror with silicon assmblage