MIRRORED GLASS, shaped and designed to suit your wildest fantasy--whether it's in the outlines of Marilyn Monroe holding down her billowing skirts or a geisha in full costume--can now grace your walls. Betty Prompatima cuts such mirrors to order.
From any simple photograph, Prompatima will fashion a pattern, after which she cuts and polishes the mirrored pieces before putting them together.
Her style generally consists of gluing shapes onto a background--either another mirror or particleboard cut to the same size and painted black. Mirror on mirror is generally more pleasing, Prompatima advises, but particleboard--which her husband, Roy, cuts and paints for her--is less expensive.
In piecing together pictures, Prompatima borrows techniques from the creation of stained-glass works, which was her craft before she made the transition to mirrors.