Wishing Well Mirrors
What does a wish look like? This question spurred the creation of the Wishing Well Mirrors, which were originally conceived for an art installation at the Enchanted Forest event in Missoula, MT. After researching the history of wishing wells and sacred waters in myth I settled on creating “mirrors” for the exhibition. Each mirror would have a specific wish as the progeny for the painting, and then working in the mandala style I have been developing over the past two years, I set to work to create my current body of work. Weaving symbolism linked to wishes, such as stars, children, mirrors, butterflies, treasure, and keys, the final pieces blend acrylic paint, printed images, and cut out papers to create the final mixed media presentation. The color palette of silver, greys, and whites grounded the imagery of a mirror, and created a sense of unity among the collection.