"Mirrors Decorated" presents, a collection of delightful, handcrafted papier-mâché mirrors. Tuesday Winslow, Washington, D.C. artist first developed the work in 1995. Simple designs with exciting palettes of intense colors using plain & patterned colored paper. Respectful of the environment, the papier-mâché is made from recycled newspaper. Other sustainable elements used to decoupage the framed mirrors include international stamps and telephone directories. The active colors stir the imagination and bring energy into any room. The decorative wall decor is created blending the contemporary with the ancient technique of papier-mâché. The work is inspired by the Mayan culture. Made in America. Made Locally. A signed artist statement is adhered to back of each mirror.
These sophisticated works of art add unique creativity to a child’s room from the crib to college.
The Rich Legacy of Papier-mâché Lends itself to a Contemporary Artist .
“Papier-mâché ( papier-paper; mâché-chewed) a French term yet the technique it employs is seen across cultures & along time lines around the world. In 18th century India & England, a thriving paper industry created decorative boxes, ornaments, home furnishings to undergarments. The Mayan used “Amatl – paper” to create elaborate ceremonial head dressings. I’ve taken this ancient medium to develop a portfolio of imaginative and innovative works of art, decorative mirrors and ornaments. The papier-mache is made from 100% post consumer newsprint and is creatively decoupage with:
· International Maps
· An U.S historical Map, “Emerging Nation”
· World Stamps
· International Banknote currency
· “Yellow Pages,” telephone directories: domestic & foreign
· Nature Imagery – Magazines
· Colored Paper: plain & patterned; bold to subtle