These pieces are more minimal than my usual densely layered decollages. They still retain my interest in the juxtaposition of text and image to create playful, humourous or evocative works. The text is cut from pages of novels. In my variation of the cut up technique I cut the ‘poem’ I create out in one section. This is distinct from the cut up technique of cutting out strips of words and re-arranging them randomly.
This week I finished a work on paper, entitled 'Restless Little Bee', and I decided to have it framed. The company eFrame had chosen a piece of mine earlier in the year to showcase their frames (framed-art-of-the-week-simon-kirk) so I decided to check out their website www.eframe.co.uk
There's an incredible array of frames in varying colours and styles, both in wood and aluminium, to choose from. Eventually I decided on a Natural Light Pine frame with an ice white mount. Total cost including postage and packing was £29.20:
Checkout and payment was very simple, and trusting (they still accept cheques). The frame arrived promptly within 48 hours, and a text was sent beforehand to inform me when so I could make sure I was home. At first I thought I had ordered the wrong size, but it was just the post safe packaging (the large box will come in very handy for sending my own work in future):
Inside the frame was complete with all fittings and protective film over the pane on both sides. I was ready to frame:
I'm very happy with the result:
From deciding to buy the frame to completion, no hassles and a very reasonable cost for a quality product and service. Thoroughly recommended.
Simon Kirk, 01/0814