Thursday, September 4, 2008

The making of Kristi Lippire's frames

When artist Kristi Lippire asked us to make her some frames that were 8,  8 1/2  and 9 feet tall, we were excited to get started. I was to mount several paintings, butting them together to form a tree, then install them into the frames. We had metal stands made so that the frames stand vertically in the gallery as part of an installation.  I've been framing for 20 years now and have never had such a request. The framing industry doesn't even make materials this large so we had to be creative...the tallest frame took the entire stick of moulding.
This was a fun project for us and we were really pleased with the results, we just sat on the couch starring at them, smiling when were done.  Kristi was really happy with them.  We wanted to share these photos with ya'll, the wonderful steel stands were made by Dan Romero,  thank you Dan and Dina!  These awesome paintings are part of Kristi's exhibit  Paradox and Levity, Mergers and Sigmund,  opens:
September 6th -October 11th at d.e.n contemporary in Culver City
opening reception Saturday 6th 6-9PM


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