Monday, 21 January 2013

Elizabeth's Mirror of Elizabeth

I hope you remember this mirror from the finalists of The Mirror To My Art competition. A loyal mirror celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II is so special. But what wasn't so apparent at the time of blind judging, was the fact that the maker's name is also Elizabeth. And Elizabeth is, appropriately, from Queensland in Australia. So the humour of Elizabeth gazing upon Elizabeth was lost unfortunately. The roundel of the mirror with the rim of round crystals on red, cleverly suggests a commemorative medal or coin. I love this dignified and at the same time homely representation of the Queen - this is exactly as she in our hearts. Though of course we now have to take into account her parachuting skills with Mr Bond! The sign of skill here, as in a consumate sketcher or cartoonist, is the minimal use of lines to convey the subject.

1 comment:

  1. My Friend Elizabeth, I hope to see this in person next year when we have coffee. Elizabeth does some wonderful work.

    Arlene (in far north Qld, Australia)