I am currently collecting pictures of highly ornate frames for my sculpture class project on portraiture. I am going to create my own frames and cast them in plaster using the blanket-mold process.
I have always thought it was really interesting how paintings from the 1800’s have these incredible frames but the carvers are rarely (if ever) given credit for their work. The frame is so often what gives a portait its importance and elevates its status to “art”. I am planning to leave my frames empty and fill an entire wall with them.