As always, we here at The Framing Department are on the forefront of creativity and innovation in the framing and finishing realm. Our most recent achievement is the brain-child of our lead Framer, and resident “devil’s advocate”, Matt Lapointe. Matt had the brilliant idea to take a fillet and switch the cut so it could be mounted away from the frame and face out instead of in. Genius, right? Right.
The test-piece was performed on a reproduction of Charmagne Coe’s “I Am Astray For Light of You”, and the effect produced turned out to be rather striking. The image, mounted and matted, then had to be raised up to rest on the fillet which was then, in turn, salon mounted to another mat board. Finally, Matt created a mini shadowbox to keep the fillet from rubbing against the glass.
You saw it here first, folks. Nice job Matt.