Tuesday, April 2, 2013


The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use.  It is not recycling, it's reuse.

Issey Miyake

In my pursuit of unusual frames I mostly haunt the halls of Ebay.  I don't particularly enjoy shopping, but running through the frames up for auction, in the comfort of my studio, is another matter.  I did good work as a framer for many years.  I was respectful and used the best materials available for my clients.  Now I find charm in odd and even weird ways to present art.  This frame, classified as "tramp art", was made from a tin can.  Installing the art required pulling back a few of the little curls, dropping the art and the glazing into place and pushing the curls back to secure them.  

The insect pictured is a weevil with Hoag's Object / ring galaxy backdrop.  Weevils form the largest family in the animal kingdom.   I am planning a wall of little frames containing insects. 


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