Saturday, November 12, 2011

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The challenge was to frame this 100 year old piece of newspaper so it could be viewed from both sides. It is suspended between UV glass and UV plexiglas, floated due to the uneven edges. The moulding is walnut. We achieved the dark frame finish using a technique that is as old as the newspaper itself. The hanging hardware is repurposed vintage clothes hooks and drawer pulls.
When Anne came in to pick up the piece she said it was exactly what she had envisioned. Then she asked if we wanted to know how she knew about our shop? Of course we did. She was at Michael's art supply inquiring about having the piece framed there and the framing salesmen said, "this is not something we are able to do". Just then an anonymous customer at Michael's said, "you should go to Random Framing, they can do all kinds of things". I thought it was one of the funniest referral stories I'd ever heard and I'd really like to know who that person was!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Box O' Blades

The art of Leigh Salgado lends itself to a unique presentation. Kate covers gator board w/fabric suspending the artwork with metal posts and enclosing it in a plexiglass box. "The Birds and The Bees" is part of a show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

Random Ladies

We worked with The Judson Studios putting a frame and a rather large piece of glass around Our Lady of Guadalupe. Measurements were made of the Italian mosaic secured in the offices of the Archdiocese. Glass was cut and delivered to our shop. The frame was sized to the glass. Mosaic, frame and glass were assembled on the premises. The Virgin Guadalupe was installed in the courtyard of The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA. The frame is 43"x67", walnut, w/a walnut fillet. Consideration for the outdoor elements prompted us to use double paned glass, the finish is an oil based stain with an exterior water-base top coat. Thank you to our friend and consultant Alan Weiner.
  • Douglas

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Variety of White

Kate and I (w/the help of Glenn Nord) moved Random to its present location in 2006 and in 2006 some of our first frames were painted white, using an Enduro product we referred to as white white. White is still a popular closed corner color, but we have since formulated a paint we call "plexi white". When used in combination: UV plexiglass, a white mat and a "plexi white" frame amount to a seamless presentation.
At the 2011 LA Art Fair we helped Artworks Fine Art Publishing and the David Lawrence Gallery display a work by Robert Williams entitled "The Persuasion of Right Angles".
  • Douglas