Shifting Frames Shifting –

Shifting Frames Shifting

Floral Frames, Natural white beeswax, 20 in x 30 in, 12 in x 18 in, 14 in x 20 in

This piece is inspired by the Baroque frame—overflowing with décor—and a reaction to the idea that, “The frame is … nothing in itself, but rather only exists in relation to what it frames…,” as such it suggests a by-product that is hardly noticed. A painting's frame is categorically left out in art history books. I wouldn't remember what the frame of the Mona Lisa looked like for that matter. I thus wanted to make "the frame as the picture" in and of itself. During the course of an exhibition these frames will begin to sag, droop, and slowly melt according to gravitational force and heat sources.