Tuesday, March 26, 2013
If You Make Things, I Am Your Brother, Chapter 103: Pitcha Frames
These people don't remind me of the stall in the mall with anodized aluminum frames surrounding all the prints of women dancing barefoot on the beach in an evening dress while a butler holds a brolly over her head and a violin and rose petals and ballet slippers slop around in the foam at the edge of the surf. Our trusty frame makers in the video are competing with the painters for attention.
The shape of the main part of the frame is, I'm not joking, a Lesbian cyma profile. That's usually called a bolection where I'm from. It has a back band along the outside edge, and the carving along the inside edge is sort of gadrooned water leaf design, which is gilded. I noticed they distressed the frame to make it fit in with the painting it adorns, like I do with furniture sometimes. Neato.
I'm fairly certain I'm going to go on some sort of law enforcement watch list for simply typing the words "gilded and distressed gadrooned water leaf Lesbian cyma with a backband" into the Intertunnel. I'm not sure what sort of trouble you might get in for just reading it.