Floating Multiple Pieces in a Frame
Framing more than one piece in a frame is a popular way of presenting smaller art. This works best for a series or pieces that are related to each other. But window matting, when the mat cusps over the edges of the art, doesn’t always suit the art to be framed. Floating the art above the back mat creates a unique and overall clean presentation.
These bright and contemporary Japanese prints have been cropped so the ink comes right to the edge of the paper. We floated these pieces, side by side in the same frame above a white back mat, to allow the works to be completely exposed and play off each other. The ½ inch shadow box within this frame paired with the raise of the art creates dimension within the frame while bringing the art forward in a unique and contemporary style. This custom, hand-crafted wood frame has a gold unlaying finish that is exposed by the scraping of the top silver finish. These two metallic tones work to highlight the gold and silver hues in the prints. The brightness of the matting and frame helps to amplify the brilliant red and vermillion colors of the works. All these elements together form a polished and vivid final presentation.