It’s such a simple thing. Cut on a 45 degree angle, the angled corners will match making a frame. Framers do this all of the time. Unfortunately, I am not a framer nor do I have the tools to be exact… and you have to be exact.Image

This piece is called Ketch and I was simply looking to frame the oyster. Like any frame, this would separate the focal point from its environment, drawing more attention to the oyster. The frame I made not only did not have enough presence but wasn’t square. To make matters worse, the box itself wasn’t square. So I found a framer. Chris, from Gallery 25, has been most helpful in making frames for me. I still had a fair amount of fitting to do — like I said, the box itself isn’t square — but this frame added so much to this piece.

The piece was almost done when it occurred to me that it still needed something… a little piece of fan coral to complete it.

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