Artist Darryl Cox fuses ornate vintage picture frames with tree branches found in the forests of central Oregon.
Cox uses many different woods: central Oregon manzanita, juniper, aspen, Willamette Valley filbert and California grapevine are a few of his favorites.
The branches serve as a simple reminder of the materials used to build picture frames, but also create an unusual form factor where clean lines and ornate moulding patterns seem to naturally traverse the bark of each tree limb.
Each piece involves many hours of woodworking, sculpting, and painting.
Darryl Cox says it perfectly: “I enjoy seeking out unique frames, wherever they may be. And, I love being outdoors reclaiming extraordinary tree branches and roots. Especially when most of the time it involves spending a day or two in the forests of Central Oregon, but other wonderful places, too.”
More of Darryl Cox’s gorgeous frames can be found at http://fusionframesnw.com/