I recently finished building the companion frame for my painting, The Tale of the Curious Oysters! The painting was inspired by 17th-century Dutch still life paintings, so I decided to try my hand at building a period ripple mold style frame with Flemish corners to match. Thank you to historical frame recreationist Philip Taylor, whom I consulted with on several occasions to learn how to accomplish this goal. I’m so happy to finally share it with you!
Another big thank you to fellow ÀNI artists Fraelo Lantigua Garcia and Luz Sahira Rosario for assisting me in the shop. We’ve all learned a lot and I look forward to seeing the frames that they’ll craft as well! And also to my mother, Pam Miller for custom engraving the perfect brass name plate for the frame.
This was a really cool challenge, and I had a lot of fun. I’ve been really excited about making my own moldings and building my own frames as companions for my paintings, making the two together a single unified piece of art. This painting, along with a couple of other paintings and frames I’ve been working on, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Capturing Realism Caribbean exhibition at Arte San Ramón Gallery, opening on November 3rd. Can’t wait to share more about those pieces with you soon!