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.
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…