“In his lifetime Degas made more than 40 sketches for picture frames. Nowadays, just a few of his paintings, such as “The Collector of Prints” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, are still in the frames the artist designed. But that doesn’t mean the designs are lost to history. Working from Degas’s notebooks, framemaker Jared Bark is lovingly recreating the structures the artist imagined a century and a half ago. Amazingly, they look fresh—even radical—today.” -- Jennie Yabroff, Frames of reference, Elle Décor, May 2011.
Before designing our Degas mirror frames, Jared Bark traveled to France to study the original notebooks of Edgar Degas' at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. We have since milled many variations of his designs to frame both art and mirrors.
All photos: Jason Wyche.