Sunday, January 29, 2012

Branches Framed

Many have taken branches and framed them. Doing so seems to say to the viewer, "Yes, I am a branch, but I am also art!" You know the old saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees." (Pun intended!)

I love how the shadow becomes part of the composition.

The example below is a different approach with a branch painted white and arranged in a dynamic composition against a framed background.

In this next room the branches were used to build the frame as well as the composition within it. Very striking against the rich brown walls.


Although I love bringing the outdoors in, you can still use the branches outdoors. Here is a framed panel as a focal point in a garden.

And below the branches are used to fill the frame of the garden gate.

In many of the framed branch samples there is no back leaving the beauty of the wall covering to show through. That is especially true with this black frame against the beautiful wall covering. The sticks have been stripped of their bark to provide a wonderful contrast.

The frame could also be that of a railing. Here is a handsome, rustic stair railing made from branches.

Click through to the previous posts below of for more inspirations about using branches in the home.

Previous Posts of Interest • The Branch Series • 2012
©2012 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy

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