A Lover's Glass, which is also called a Reducing Glass, resembles a magnifying glass at first glance. The glass is for making the object you are viewing appear smaller, rather than larger. It is a handy tool for artists, especially those who are working large, because you can get a perspective on how the work is going without getting up or backing way across the room. This can save some time and energy.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.