Author Archives: trompehalf

About trompehalf

I am an artist with a fascination with history. Not battles per se, but the culture and personalities that shape history. Gossip is good too.

Coronet Mirror

This is a convex mirror created from an old funky round frame I found at a Paris flea market.  It sat around for years before I could figure out where to take it. I refinished the frame and gilded it.  … Continue reading

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My Mona is News!

My Mona Lisa ombré abstraction is part of a new series called “Masterpieces Revisited” on a European station called euromaxx.  Check it out at http://www.dw.com/en/masterpieces-revisited-mona-lisa/av-18625150

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Ascension Convex Mirror

My new convex mirror that I’ve named Ascension.  The wood frame itself is hand turned wood and lacquered black.  I silver leafed the interior curve and embellished it with small crystal resin cones of various sizes.  Of course, I made … Continue reading

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Gloriana Mirror

This is my new convex mirror that I’ve named Gloriana.  It measures 22 inches tip to tip. Its made of hand cast resin quartz crystals.  I gilded the back of each crystal to provide a reflective surface and unify the … Continue reading

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Masterpiece Ombré Abstractions in the Bright Showroom, Chicago

Two of four of my ombré abstractions hanging in the Bright Showroom in Chicago.  These are Whister’s Mother and Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring.  These were commissioned to hang for the current Neocon.  And beyond.

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The Bourbon Dynasty Massed On A Wall

Here is nearly all my Bourbon Dynasty lenticulars massed onto a wall.  All your favorites are here from Henry IV( rumored to smell like a goat) to Philippe d’Orleans( the brother of Louis XIV who was a flaming gay guy) … Continue reading

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Black Pearl Convex Mirror

This is my new Black Pearl Mirror.  Its named for obvious reasons given the pearls lavished on it.  Its all hand made and the pearls are finished with an iridescent lacquer.  The frame measures 18 inches in diameter.

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