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Panels of up to 40" x 30" are available for either hanging, installing or display-stands. These range from transoms to decorative placements over exterior windows to freestanding pieces like the one shown here. As with all pieces, design elements and colors are selected in close consultation with clients, especially for works intended for permanent installation.
Smaller panels are usually placed in free-standing displays, and can be done in a variety of ways. There are different kinds of stands, metal or plastic tripods, foot stands made of wood, plexiglas, plastic; most of the stands used are clear or very plain so not to compete with the piece. Some free-standing pieces are triptychs where the three panels are hinged; this can also be done with two panels.
These custom-designed boxes make terrific and affordable gifts for that special someone. They serve brilliantly to hold remotes, jewlery and small precious clutter of all sorts. Available in a variety of woods and finishes, the design of the glass inlay is at your discretion.
With more and more people choosing cremation for their treasured family pets, a source for reliquaries as unique as your late cat or dog is a must. These one-of-a-kind boxes are designed and assembled only after discussing with clients the things that made their pet so unique and beloved. These offer a particularly excellent opportunity for children to remember their favorite pets by participating in the design process.
It is sometimes too easy to forget or dismiss the narrative properties of art. Easier still to forget that to be exposed to narrative is to be actively involved in its creation. Neither Rumpelstiltskin nor Lily Briscoe stand before us and act out their roles. They exist in our imaginations as we unfold our understanding of words on the printed page. Montages--or story-based assemblages--double-down on our participation in the narrative. Wherever they may lead us in terms of story, they make us keenly aware that we are active players in the creative process, collaborators and even conspirators in the act of story-telling.