Back From the Framer…

I take several works to the framer and they seem nearly complete; however, when I get them back from Robert Reitz — in beautifully built shadow boxes — they are finished.

I consider us to be a team. Robert has been finishing my work for ten years.
Our discussions of the proper material usually has me agreeing with his ideas.

Robert says the frame should be appropriate, not obvious, and appear to be part of the complete presentation.

Robert won’t be rushed. He works for perfection, and he works for many of the artists in the mountains of North Carolina. I don’t bug him, he calls when the work can be picked up. Here are four that I recently added to my studio gallery.



Hot Kitchen

Hot Kitchen

Bush Bound

Bush Bound

Left in the Weeds -- SOLD!

Left in the Weeds — SOLD!

Where are the frames? Unfortunately, the framed pieces don’t photograph well because of reflection from the glass. So I guess you’ll just have to come by the studio to see our completed works. Remember the Weaverville Art Safari is Sat. & Sun., May 7th and 8th, and I’ll be open Fri., the 6th.

A writer with a great editor, a dancer with a superior choreographer, a musician with an outstanding conductor, and I, a paper sculptor with Robert Reitz, an extraordinary framer. Couldn’t do without him.

Thanks for visiting with me…


Gallery update: I still have work that is selling at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC. The big news is that I will now be exhibiting at the NC Arboretum this July through September.

7 thoughts on “Back From the Framer…

    • I just saw the photos of your beautiful work at the Artists and Makers gallery. Another aspect of the creativity in paper.

  1. As always, Leo. I wish I could be there to see the show. It’s one of the negative living here in Germany. Keep up the eye-dancing work.

  2. Yes, I can see your work needs a special framer. Looks like you’ve found him. Best to be verrrry verrrry nice to him. There aren’t too many really good framers like him on this planet.
    These last pieces are looking terrific!


  3. HI,

    I am a digital artist that, thanks to artists like yourself and Jeff Nishinaka, has fallen in love with paper sculpting however, I live in a very rural area and despite the fact that there is a University and Community College here, there are literally only 2 art supply stores within a 100 mile radius of where I live. I was hoping you could give me some specific information on the paper brands and types you use for sculpting. All the papers that I have had access too seem to wrinkle at the edges when I attempt to curve them.

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