There are many options when it comes to custom framing. The Mask Project uses a fun approach to showcase 3D objects.
These mini masks are stunning! The cuts and angles, like with most 3D objects, are part of the art. This dictated the frame design. In order for the viewer to enjoy all parts of the pieces, the design allowed the masks to stand upright within the frames. We kept the front and back of the pieces open and did not add glass. In this way the viewer can still touch and feel the art.
Our moulding had to look beautiful and consistent both inside and out due to this open concept frame design. We used thick, block-style floater frames with a rustic and lacquered finish that complimented the pieces and design perfectly.
As a first step, we needed to cut down the stands so that the pair of masks would sit at the same height. We trimmed down the original bases of the masks to fit flush with the inside ‘shelf’ of the frame and painted them out in black to match. We then glued them in place for an amazing result!