Ed Stitt

Paintings & Drawings

My First 40 Years

Large Alley Mirror

61. Large Alley Mirror 2007 oil on linen 36x36” $6000

I really enjoyed how the convex mirror could suggest entirely different worlds, the actual mirror on the wall, and also an entire world in front of it (and behind the viewer) that it is reflecting.

Here I’ve only painted about a foot of actual space total - a mirror on a brick wall - yet the illusion is there of a large landscape behind me reflected in the mirror. And it’s not even a mirror; really, it’s a bunch of paint on a flat canvas that’s creating this perception of different levels of reality.