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Gilded Age

As stated in a prior entry, I was concerned about how large this leaf bowl was. I was concerned that this element either needed a large work to support it or it would easily overwhelm it. It turns out that all I needed was a large frame to tie all of the elements together.

I had a friend who would frequently talk about scale and how important it is. As an example he would talk about frames and how they relate to what they frame. A frame too large and the object they are framing gets lost in an ocean of space. A frame too small and the object can feel confined. The issue is finding not only the right size but the frame itself has to balance size, thickness, color, and texture of the frame.

In this Foundling the large frame compliments the large leaf bowl and ties all of the elements together. Rather than overwhelming the elements in this piece, the frame actually unites all of them. Frames also isolate the art from the rest of the world as well allowing the viewer to view the work with the distractions of the outside world. There is a reason frames have been used for hundreds of years.

This is Gilded Age and is 18” x 28” x 7”

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