Sunday, August 17, 2014

Frame Inspired by Atlanta, GA Architect

While preparing for our first fall season 2014 show which will be at Greensboro, GA, I thought about how perfect the architecture of John Portman would be as a basis for the vertical legs on my frame for AB's painting called Market Day. I considered some of the Peachtree Center towers in Atlanta as well as those of Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, which is the property I patterned my frame from mostly. My drawing here shows spires atop the towers, but I'm not including them in the finished frame.
After preparing the tower faces with measured cuts, I separated the three towers and then cut different depths off the backs of them in order to vary their spatial depths. Here I'm sanding the towers and their parts. I'll attach three thin one-eighth inch thick separation strips to each tower which will encase and separate the windows, and attach one strip in between each tower to separate the towers. 

I varied the height of each tower, just like those in the actual buildings of Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA. I curved the top leg of the frame between the two vertical tower legs.

I rounded the base of the towers. I'll engrave the painting title in the center leg of the frame. We'll unveil the finished framework this September during our first venue, The Cotton South, in Greensboro, GA.