Framing the Past | Part I

Most historic buildings in small brick and concrete downtowns pay homage to the entrepreneurs that came before. They "live on" with renewed breath after being restored and in most cases, re-envisioned to accommodate modern needs and technology. We are a small part of the lives of the buildings we inhabit.

The frame in this piece was found broken. It was “restored” using glue, wire, and wood stints mirroring construction techniques such as framing, drywall, and tape that contractor’s use.

The historic images come from a small museum in Arkansas and were recreated using the exact footprint of the original photographer, allowing the viewer to see what a scene from 60-100 years before. 

Part two of this work can be viewed here.

Hope Johnstone