Framing the Past | Part II

The sister piece to Framing the Past | Part I
Wood and Metal. Old and New.

I designed and built two frames, one wood with metal rod and another made of all metal. The wood frame holds two pieces of 1/16" glass within a half frame atop a stand. Between the glass sits a transfer image of a historic scene from the early 1900's (see above). The metal frame sits at a distance behind the wood frame and holds a modern photograph taken in exactly the same location as the historic image.

The materials speak of the industrial developments over time, a.k.a. "progress". The woodworking process was more approachable and easily constructed compared to the modern lines of the metal frame. Welding metal was a more involved process, using much more technology but also more labor.