Edmundo Contreras crafts a mirror of sublime beauty to reflect the legendary art of Peru's Colonial era. Shaped like a flowery octagon, the mirror's rich brown and crimson petals crown red, emerald and mottled cream panels. Blossoming medallions distinguish each layer, all edged in gilt. A master in the art of reverse glass painting, Contreras executes each magnificent composition by hand.
About the Artist: Peru's Edmundo Contreras says, 'I inherited my interest in art from my mother, a weaver. As an adolescent, I enjoyed painting and liked to create cartoons as a form of social protest (when terrorists threatened our land). Now I specialize in painted glass and crackled finishes, in a technique that is both traditional and modern. My themes range from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and ethnic, to the beauty and culture of the Andean world and its wildlife.'
The Edmundo Contreras Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Edmundo Contreras in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
This mirror features a frame covered
with a genuine, embossed copper panel. The lightly distressed mahogany brown finish has a light sage green wash. Mirror has a generous 1 1/4" bevel.Mirror/Glass Dimensions: 25 x 55 Grace Feyock