“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.