Mirrors are a favorite luxury item of ours at Luxist, whether it's extravagant pieces for the bathroom like Alchemy Full Moon Mirrors
or the elegant, light-spreading Mirrored Furniture from Horchow
. That's why we were excited to chat with artist Michael Solomon
, who makes custom mirror art for homes and businesses all over the United States.
Luxist: Why mirrors? What interests you?
Michael Solomon: Mirrors help open up space with natural and artificial light - they reflect room colors and familiar surroundings and are a wonderful contrast to the strong colors of my glass mosaic borders.
L: What were you doing before this?
MS: I sold commercial printing business to business -- the art was my hobby that evolved into my vocation, and the sales experience has helped in my success.
L: What's the furthest place you know of where one of your creations is hanging?
MS: San Francisco - I shipped this 46 inch sunburst circle there in 2007. I met the client at the Bruce Museum Craft show in Greenwich, Connecticut (see gallery for photo).
L: What was the most extravagant piece you've ever created?
MS: Actually there are two of them that live together -- I completed them in November of 2006. The design is a reflection of each other, and they hang in the front hallway of a home in Bethesda, Maryland. They are 30 feet apart and can be seen from the upper balcony and front entranceway, dining and living rooms. The pattern flows like wind from the windows. Each piece is 7' tall by 5' wide -- and they have NO mirrors!
... But still, they are unmistakable Michael Solomon
creations. Check out all the pieces he mentioned, plus the man himself and his five personal favorites in the gallery!
Want to see more? Visit Michael Solomon's website, Reflective Art
, email him at info at reflectiveart.com, or give him a call at 973-376-0203.