Sometimes we get unusual objects to frame.
Take the case of this plaster Elephant freeze; it’s quite small at only 5 x 15 cm.
As the freeze is quite intricate we wanted to draw the viewer into the artwork whilst creating a statement piece. We decided that mutliple frames would create the best impact.
We added a thick, black, wood grain frame; covering the damage and exposed plaster. This worked well with the freeze but the customer wanted something larger. As the freeze was a momento of her travels, we then added a bronze frame with a pattern that reflected the ethnicity of the work and matched the colour of the freeze perfectly. The final frame we added was a detailed black frame that added gravitas and size.
Finally, we added AR Reflection free glass. AR glass is invisable, so it feels like you can touch the carving. The final dimensions were 28 x 38cm.
The process of turning our small delicate freeze into a work of art can be see in this video.