Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The design and its layout on the mirror cover is quite perfectly conceived - a special bow indicates where the mirror should be opened. sadly it appears that one of the pearls has become detached in post but hopefully it can be restored once the mirror is back home with Francesca.
The shading and dimensionality of this work is so subtle that it is not at all obvious from a first glance just how professionally it has been executed. I particularly like the inroduction of a bronze shade into the orange of the pomegranate - that was not a safe thing to do - but it was absolutely the right thing to do - lifting its whole appearance. The total attention to detail in the setting of threads is an object lesson in patience and precision. This is a most admirable mirror and well-deserving of its prize. Congratulations, Francesca!
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00