|Project by NíccoloJosé||posted 03-30-2011 06:48 AM||4795 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Bedazzled Mirror Frame (December 11-20, 2010)
Dimentiosn 46’’ x 66’‘
Net Weight: With the mirror, 80lbs
One of my biggest fans, my mom, has been asking me to make her a frame for her mirror
A few weeks before I got start, I was in a nice restaurant with my mom. They had good food and the interior was very intriguing. The ceiling had these large 16’’ x 16’’ large squares that all had 20 degrees angle surfaces. These 3D squares were all facing the sides of the next square and as if was pointing towards each other creating these amazing shadows. I asked the manager if the design on the ceiling served any other purpose. Interesting enough, they are suppose to reduce the vibration of sounds so that a loud or talkative crowd in the restaurant wouldn’t be bother other customers.
Immediately, I knew it would be a great design if I applied it with small pieces of old wood so I sketched it on the napkin in front of me . I was knew my mom liked the ceiling so I decided to use it for her mirror frame. I ran 1’x1’ pieces of stick on my table saw. I then set 20degree angle on the surface of my band saw and place a guide to cut the 1’x1’ in the middle. Based on my computation, if I were to frame a 40’‘x60’‘I mirror with 3 inch borders of those angled surface squares like tiles, I would need exactly 636 squares.
I copied the pattern from the napkin I had and the rest was just playing around with the natural color and grain of the different kinds of wood. I glued everything on Narra wood and my dad helped me attach it to the mirror using epoxy glue.
My mom loved it and my friends are asking for one too.
-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist, www.niccolojose.com