Paua Shells by Sage Cox
Fine Chinese silk stretched onto a frame is the foundation Sage Cox employs to develop her boldly colorful and vibrant pieces of original art. Finding inspiration in her surroundings at her sundrenched beach house in Golden Bay, New Zealand, Ms. Cox aspires to juxtapose pattern and color, shapes and design. Her current subjects of fruits, vegetables, shells and Chinese porcelain allow her to express her passion for energetic and dynamic colors. She also often incorporates images of Maui in her work – a bottle of Maui wine, a can of Macadamia nuts, etc.
Her process is as distinctive as her work. Her silk paintings are created with water-based fabric dyes and a resin-resist medium, and then are subjected to a steaming method to set and waterproof the colors. Ms. Cox has participated in national art shows and regularly exhibits in prominent galleries. In addition to being a successful artist, she is also a wife and mother of four.
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What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.