upcycled frame

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I created this piece, titled “Curiosities”, for an art show featuring decorated frames; sadly, the show was cancelled, but I still got to make this awesome assemblage piece (along with another one here)! I found the wooden frame in a free box here in Portland; it was originally emblazoned with “Class of 2005!” I gave it the decoupage treatment with fragments of biology textbook pages, and painted the inner and outer edges uniformly black. Affixed to the frame are six small glass vials, each holding small natural items–pheasant feathers, gar fish scales, Oregon beach agates that I tumbled and polished myself, a hemlock cone I found, seeds, and snake vertebrae. It hangs on the wall with a sawtooth picture hanger; there is no back, as the frame is meant to be the art itself. 

You can find out more about this frame and purchasing information here on Etsy.