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Variations on a Theme II

April 30th, 2008

Daniel Pontius

I have a fondness for carved wood frames to the extent that when I was living in London I interviewed with City & Guilds for their carving program. Instead, I moved to NYC. Cardboard is my material of choice. Just today I finished a cardboard console. Images coming. Lamps are also on their way. Typically the frames I make are finished in gold or aluminium leaf–but I’m experimenting with leaving them natural like these posted here.
Notes on Frames & Cardboard
1. Fitzwilliam Museum has a wonderful collection of English Rococo Frames.
2. Framesworks: Form, Function and Ornament in European Frames is really THE book on the subject of carved frames.
3. The Musée du Cartonnage et de l’Imprimerie in Valréas, France traces the history of cardboard box making in the region. I must go.
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