I am a huge fan of jewel tones. Rich, vibrant, saturated jewel tones. This is one of the reasons I love this small mirror from NOVICA.
“Purple Summer Garden” is an intricate and whimsical piece. It employs the reverse painted glass technique where the design is painted in reverse on the back of the glass and then displayed from the front. This technique makes the colors seem more vibrant, combining the visual qualities of painting and stained glass.
I find the versatility of this piece fascinating. I recently moved some art out of my office as we’re in the middle of construction and I didn’t want anything to get accidentally damaged. As I looked around at the bare walls I started considering a décor reboot and wondered if Purple Summer Garden would fit in somewhere. I realized that it would work with any direction I chose to go, as the colors fit with both lighter and darker schemes. While the purples and coppers are deep and saturated like autumn colors, they also take on the beautiful colors of a summer sunset. It wasn’t until I realized that did I recognize how well named this piece is: it truly is reminiscent of a Summer Garden under the August sunlight as it ebbs towards twilight. Light blue dragonflies dance around the blossoms surrounding a clear and true diamond shaped mirror.
The back has a sturdy hook to securely hang the item and comes with the artist’s story and his thoughts on the piece in a lovely NOVICA booklet.
This is indeed a small piece: it is a 10”x8” frame surrounding the 5.25”x3.7” mirror. So while this isn’t going to replace your bathroom mirror, it is an incredible and eye-catching piece that draws people in. My biggest problem with this mirror is that people are so captivated by it that they inevitably touch the glass – so you may have to clean some fingerprints off of it every once in awhile! But that is a small price to pay for a piece that garners so much attention.
The artist, Gelacio Giron, is located in Peru and trained as an accountant, and started pursuing his craft during school. He enjoys sharing Peruvian artistry with the world through NOVICA, and enjoys the thought that you and I are decorating our homes with his pieces. He works with his brothers in his workshop to bring us his stunning works.
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I received this item at a discount for testing and unbiased review purposes. If you have any questions about my experience with it, leave it in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to answer it!