While living in Austin, TX I had the opportunity to work at Artworks Gallery, a premier gallery in the heart of downtown Austin’s 6th street. Artworks has been specializing in custom framing and fine art for over 30 years.
The idea behind this piece was to create an additional impression of depth by actually cutting and separating the photo into its dimensional components. I had plans of making this a series. For this first prototype, I chose a favorite image of home and printed it out on black and white photo paper. I thought the bridge was ideal for this. I cut the print where the beams of the bridge cross. I used a utility knife and cut down some foam window sealing to mount and float the print. You will be surprised how often a roll of foam window sealing will come in handy.
These two frame jobs were completed using found wood from the pier in the photos. The Pier is the Oceanic Pier located on Wrightsville Beach, NC. The wood was found for sale on etsy in the form of a wall notepad clipboard. The seller had reclaimed the wood from the Oceanic after a repair job. I disassembled the clipboard and decided I had enough wood for two frames. I picked my two favorites photos I had taken of the pier. I printed them on Kodak Professional Endura metallic paper and mounted them to matt board. I floated the photos on the wood with double sided tape.