4X4 TRAPAZOID AGATE FRAME
Artist: Grant-Norén (Westtown, NY)
Beautiful faux finishing results in a wood picture frame that looks almost like agate. Holds a 4"x4" photo. Kickstand easel for tabletop display and can also be hung on the wall.
Their process of creating these beautiful frames is quite involved:
- First – An underlay of stain or paint is applied.
- Second – A casein emulsion, usually buttermilk and pigment are mixed and used as a glaze. This is applied in and manipulated in myriad ways. There are metal and rubber combs, many headed brushes for graining and veining. Rags, sponges, stippling brushes, fists and fingers clearly leave their imprint. The hand of the artist? No question!
- Third – Several rich layers of lacquer are applied to protect the work. Notice the unique feel appeal by allowing your hand to really experience the “piano finish” smoothness and depth. Their frames are painted on hardwoods for stability of the finish.
Daniel Grant and Ingela Norén create finely crafted works of functional art in wood. Their partnership began in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1986 as marble sculptors. Ingela Norén, a renowned and published weaver, studied arts and crafts in Sweden, her native country, including the study of faux finish techniques. Daniel Grant, a skilled and professional marble sculptor and painter, studied art and philosophy in California. He made custom furniture and cabinets before joining Ingela in creating this combined artistic venture in 1994.
• Height: 8.5"
• Width: 7.75"
• Depth: .75"
* Slight variations are the nature of handmade items.