This mirror began as a response to a painting by the American abstract artist Gene Davies (1920 - 1985). The work is in two parts, a mirror with polished edges and a hand painted panel consisting of stripes using the range of colours in his painting. We changed the widths of the individual stripes, each of which were individually cut and painted using colours from the range by Farrow & Ball.
The stripes were then pinned to a backing board and trimmed to fit into one of two tray frames made in solid beech wood. The frames were hand finished and have walnut plugs on the corners.
The mirror was bonded to a board and mounted into the second frame. Finally both frames were fitted with split battens on all four sides on the reverse of each frame. The battens can either be rested on screws, or on a corresponding batten so they hang flush on the wall. The use of battens also means that the framed panels can slide laterally and that each unit can be displayed in a landscape or portrait format.