Crown of Thorns Mirror
Our 'Crown of Thorns' mirror is made from 264 interlocking pieces of laser-cut stainless steel. This puzzle-like joinery technique originated in the late 1800s, and is considered the most complex technique used in Tramp Art. Tramp Art was a style of Outsider Art that arose out of the Great Depression in the US when resources were scarce. Artists used pen knives to cut and notch discarded cigar boxes, and laced the pieces together to make frames, boxes, and other domestic objects. We've revived the lost art using steel in place of wood for a gothic take on a folk art tradition. We painstakingly assemble the mirror piece by piece in our studio in New Fairfield, Connecticut.
This mirror is part of our ARTIFACT collection. Each piece in the collection is inspired by a significant historical object from a museum archive.
For custom sizes, please email us.
Dimensions: 25” Tall, 21” Wide, 2.5” Deep.
Materials: Stainless steel, glass mirror.
Made in Connecticut, USA.
Made to order. Ships in 3 weeks.
(If you live in/near NYC and would like to arrange hand delivery, please email us.)