Innovative Framing Design
She is floating on barn wood from Texas!
This frame brings together two distinct materials – barn wood and metal – in one contemporary design. In crafting this frame, we drew inspiration from a clock design by Constantin Boym, where the classic image of the Mona Lisa keeps time with the modern twist of a revolving eye.
Just as the clock juxtaposes the realms of classicism and modernism, my frame juxtaposes materials from two different spheres. We often use barn wood, the predominant material of the piece, in floater frames in order to provide works like Boym’s clock with a solid background that will highlight the artwork. In this frame, we combine authentic barn wood that has aged in the back woods of Texas for ten years with polished Renaissance metal.
The warmth of the tree wood contrasts with the sharp tinge of the metal, and the combination results in an elegant but comfortable contemporary frame design. Earthiness merges with sophistication, making this frame a natural complement to many objects and paintings that blend the new with the old.
Warsaw Park by Marek Drozd oil on canvas, restoration and custom framing, Private collection, Newton, Massachusetts
This beautiful Impressionist painting is an image of the park our client used to play at when she was a child. A special painting deserved a special framing solution. In order to set it apart from other framed artwork in the house and, at the same time, use the most appropriate frame molding, we created a three-piece frame. The first frame wrapped around the canvas is 1 ½” raised above the level of a custom fabric liner and the outside frame. The canvas commands more attention and the overall impression is of a three-dimensional object.