Unusual artworks often inspire an alternative approach to framing.
For two book pages illustrated with gold leafed miniature paintings depicting Sufi Whirling, a deep solid Oak frame with Black Stain and Wax hand finish was a great choice because of its richness and simplicity.
More traditional shaped and gilded frames were also considered, but our client decided to match their other frames ordered which were contemporary in style.
The pages appear to be suspended between two sheets of anti-reflective glass which creates a magical illusion of floating, which compliments the meditation described in the paintings where the Sufi figures perform ritual positions and spinning.
The depth of this oak frame means it can stand unaided, as well as being hung on a wall if preferred. As the wallpaper behind would be seen through the glass, this can add new design and colour elements depending on where it is placed.
By displaying it as an object on a shelf or table, you would be able to see the reverse of the pages and also the gold leaf could be lit effectively to shine.
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These delightful mixed-media felt art collages by Artist Lis Maimaris, were float mounted to display them in their entirety and to provide space for the three dimensional element of the pieces. This kind of framing presents the artwork as both an object and a picture.
The rich colours of the art pieces suit the warm, subdued grey mount board we used. The oak frame was stained an appropriate colour; the visible grain perfectly in keeping with the magical woodland scenes depicted in each artwork.
Mounted to Conservation level, they are easily removed from their mounts and are protected by Conservation mount board and backing. This will provide a good level of protection, so they can be enjoyed over a long time.
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