Nov. 12th: As I kick off this blog, I thought I might share how I get the mirrors used in making new pieces for my “Reflection” series. I find unwanted household mirrors locally by searching a 12 mile radius on FB Marketplace for “free mirror”. Amazing what unique things I find nearby- yesterday I picked up 2 wood framed high-end mirrors -one very large and the other small, but with an intricate Balinese scrolled frame.
I also obtain much of my colored wax this way as well – typically from large, unused candles. So basically I’m ‘upcycling’ discarded household items from my neighbors and making their junk an essential element to my work. Cheers. -MJG