Here is a look a sculpture that Christian completed recently. Sculpture has always been his favorite art form, and the juxtaposition of wood textures and colors, with various metals is of particular interest. This piece combines the intricate beauty of meticulously finished Black Cherry wood, with the beautiful jewel blue tones of patinated copper. Polished copper adds an interesting contrast and warm reflections that change as you view the sculpture from different angles.
Last year, a guy called me up, asking if I could help him with a very special project. He had composed a list of reasons that he loved his girlfriend. He wanted to have this list written in calligraphy, and a beautiful envelope created to hold it, so that he could present it while proposing. I often feel honored to share in the special moments and events that my clients want to commemorate in beautiful writing. This one was especially touching. (And she said yes!)
FRAME FOR SALE for $850 (Quilt not included): This one-of-a-kind, custom frame was handmade by Christan in 2002, to hold a quilt, tapestry, or other textile artwork. It is in very good condition.
• The dimensions are roughly 8′ X 7′.
• The frame comes apart, for convenient moving, shipping, and storage.
• The wood is Douglas Fir, with a beautiful, warm, finish.
• The backing can be painted black, or another color to coordinate with the artwork.
• The frame has brackets with a dowel, which is meant to be threaded through a fabric sleeve sewn on the back of the fabric art, near the top. This is the usual way that quilts and other large textiles are displayed. In addition, this frame has buttons on the backing, which are meant to attach to loops on the back of the fabric art, keeping edges flat and in place.
• At the time that Christan built this frame, he was a certified archival framer, so this frame is archival quality. There is no plexiglass. When framing textiles, it’s best to avoid trapping moisture, which will damage fabrics. (Plexiglass that large would also be difficult and expensive to ship.)
Please contact us through our website if you are interested in purchasing this museum quality piece.
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This hand lettered poem was used as a decorative backdrop in a wedding. It hung at the alter behind the officiant, and the bride and groom, during the wedding ceremony. It was also used as a backdrop for the wedding photos afterward.This was the bride’s idea, and I am glad that she shared it with me! I plan to do a few favorite poems in calligraphy, roll them up, and keep them on hand.