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#1 posted 03-01-2021 09:38 PM

Hopefully I’m uploading this right:

Ok, so here are just a couple examples of stuff, just to get some visuals going. The first 2 pieces are what i was doing a while back before I started refining edgework and thinking bigger formats.

The last piece is halfway done, in both the art and the frame up itself, and its been my guinea pig for some 5’x7’’s here soon.

I had to do the ‘ole slats and clamps+water trick to straighten up some mistakes and cupping on the corners, but its leaning in the right direction.

Fortunately, the weight of it falls right on what a more robust canvas of this size, with say double fill weave at 20oz. Might likely weigh., with the additional “pro” of not having to eventually re-stretch or key back up later (to be fair, you wouldnt have to anyway for a decade at worst anyway with good stuff and proper set-up.)

I could shave off a few oz or so by bringing a bevel via router/chisel on the interior struts. As excessive as that might seem here, again we are trying to ring out weight savings where we can.

Last off, as much as I prefer the more shallow orientation on this (last) cradle versus the top, black guy’s “gallery wrap” profile, I fear there will be pretty obvious diminished returns on it going huge, but I hope I wrong yet again.

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