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Jay Roma Lamb Art

Art Feels Good

- Like any mirror the art mirrors are very noticeably affected by the environment they are in. Whatever colours are in the room, be they from wall, rug or larger furniture, will interact with the colours of the mirror, creating a blend of the two. Some of the mirrors are more affected in this way than others, depending on the colour of the coating. The type and intensity of the light contacting the mirror can also have a significant affect. And again, some mirrors are more affected than others. The Indian Yellow mirrors for example, change colour to a noticeable degree as the daylight changes through the day. In the morning, if the sun is out and the light is warm and golden, the mirrors will be quite a vibrant yellow. In the late afternoon, in the winter, when the light becomes quite blue, the mirror will take on a nice greenish cast. Artifical light sources from lamps, ceiling lights and such also affect the mirror. Soft, diffused light from lamps will give a much less dramatic affect than a directed flood lamp. As you may have seen in the video "Explanations", a strong, direct beam of light, such as a sunbeam will create beautiful affects throughout the room as the light is bounced off of the mirror. I suggest experimenting with lighting to achieve the best look you can. Please, never put fine art of any kind in an area where flourescent light will reach it. Fluorescent light is damaging to art and has very poor colour rendering. If you'd like to learn more about lighting your art (and your rooms) to make them look great, read my article on lighting in the Art Newsletter section of the website.

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- Please do not mount any glass artwork above a bed or anywhere it may cause injury if it comes off the wall. The adhesives I have used in constructing this artwork are high quality industrial grade but I cannot guarantee the bond.

Each artwork should have its weight written on the back. For mounting the piece on a wall, make sure to use a either a regular art hanging hook that is made for that amount of weight or a drywall plug, of which there are many types. I like Monkey Hooks, the strongest versions will hang up to fifty pounds (last time I checked) and they only put a very small hole in your drywall. Obviously, if you hang the art where there is a stud, you can use a screw or large nail. Flying glass is not a good thing, so make sure you use a wall mount that is stronger than what you need, and think about where you are mounting the art: if it ever came off the wall for any reason, is it going to hurt anyone? As mentioned above, the art is built with very strong adhesives after researching and speaking with expert mirror installers and adhesve companies. But this is planet Earth and nothing's for absolute sure.