The Pear is a superbly proportioned decorative Mirror. Here, Bill Sofield takes a form directly from nature, first adding a bit more stature, only to complete the look with beveled glass, a running bead, and a molded frame. The distressed gold leaf finish offers a sense of patina. The lower finial, akin to caduceous, symbolizes wisdom and perspective.
Bill Sofield views Mirrors as a placeholder, or possibly even an alternative, to art. With its distinctive shape and surprising detail, the Pear is more of the latter. Ideal for the smaller wall, over a narrow chest or console.