|This is my original set of boxed, unmatted "Snowflake Dragons,"|
at the February 2011 sf convention, Snowflake 13.
|Unframed Snowflake Dragons could not have been included|
in the display in the Stiles Gallery.
I set the boxes aside, pulled out some of my unused shadowboxes, and here are the results.
|I added another, larger snowflake to my little piece, Orange on Blue #1, to complete it for framing. I hope it is a fun little piece of artwork. It also is a study in complementary colors.|
|The frames definitely give these pieces more presence. This is Three Yellow on Yellow, a mostly monochromatic piece.|
|Yellow, Blue and Violet on Gray uses a different trio, and echoes the dragons' colors in the background.|
We are warned not to judge books by their covers, and we might extend that thought to judging art by the framing, but I think no one would argue that--in the "real world"--presentation makes a difference.