The Sisters Mirror was created by Miriam Carpenter in 2016. It features a multi-axis, split-turned, and carved ebonized ash frame with a hand-rubbed oil finish. It is one of only two mirrors that Carpenter made inspired by the female figure. Very few people have mastered the complex demands of the multi-axis, split-turned technique.
Carpenter is an American artist and designer based in New Hope, PA. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, she designed furniture alongside Mira Nakashima for more than seven years. In 2013, her work was included in An Evolving Legacy, an exhibition that featured collaborations between Carpenter and Nakashima at Moderne Gallery. In 2014, she was awarded the Windgate ITE Residency, sponsored by the Center for Art in Wood, together with four wood artists from Japan, Canada, West Ghana, and the United States.