Framing Sharon Core
We have framed Sharon Core’s remarkable photographs before, but this was the first time we were asked to design a frame that references the Dutch still life paintings that she conjures up in her brilliant works. The collector Philip Maritz sent us a couple of photographs of Dutch still lifes in seventeenth century frames and asked if we could do something in that vein. Since Dutch frames of that period have been a singular inspiration to us for the past twenty years or so we welcomed the invitation. Our design director Eric Knutzon suggested a profile that we particularly admire and here’s the picture in its frame and a smaller version of the same profile on an Indian mandala that we framed almost 20 years ago.
One challenge was to present this work on paper, which has a two inch white border as if it were a painting, which Eric accomplished as shown below.
Click here to see a variant on this same solution for a frame we designed for an oil painting on paper by de Kooning (that other Dutch Master).