Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Frame is the Artwork

There are some really nice details in this installation. The railing, the rug, the dog — where to begin? I would like to focus on those wonderful frames though. The hands that hung those frames certainly know something about how to create visual interest. The placement is perfection, and the absence of artwork makes for a creative and unstuffy vignette.
We used this concept with great effect at Finderskeepers last year. We have a great wall that seems to extend forever in the upstairs landing. We did not only stick with rectangular frames, but mixed in heavily carved and oval pieces as well. Some of the gilded frames were punctuated with stag antlers to create a display with hints of English country, baroque detailing, and modern flair.

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