Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pandora Boxed

You'll remember I am a picture framer.

Sometimes a piece of art comes in that 
a simple mat and frame 
simply won't cut it. 
It needs more

Today I have two new sets for you.
A shadow box frame and an acrylic box frame.

A shadow box is a deep frame that
the inside of the frame is lined with the same material
as the backing the piece is floated on.

An acrylic box frame is set up something of the same
but sometimes you don't want to look at a frame.
Paper needs to be protected however, 
so a acrylic box or plexi box can be used to minimize the framing.

Probably more than you ever cared to know. 
Just saying.

These were constructed to add depth and realism
to my own game. 
This didn't come without problems.
Glass has a glare and these were no different.
Solution? How about it's own light source. 

To have the glass on the surface, it was hard to see the art
which is a little 'too' real. I noticed that with proper lighting,
the light reduced the glare and showcased the art again.

If you are concerned about 'glare' then this set might not be for you.
This was an attempt at realism as art normally has glass. 
Colors and light affect them so experiment with what works best.
The look best in a room with limited direct natural light.

The shadow box has art that is more Generative, Op, and Minimal:
McNally, Ado, Ernst, Stella
Pearson, Shlian, Hepler, Spalatin,
Timofeev, Agam, Unknown, Unknown

The acrylic box has art that is more abstract and varied.
Corita, Lichtenstein, Klee, Modigliani
Rosenquist, Pearson, Gottlieb, Mountford
Nevelson, Qadri, Motherwell, Hock

All of the art is on paper.

Some of these artists are contemporary
and some are considered masters.
All are good at what they do
and each can stand along side the other.

Enjoy it while eating
Enjoy it while relaxing.

Just enjoy it.

So now you have two more styles of frame to consider.
You can click on the art and adjust 
the color or brightness of the light or simply turn it off.

These are large files
and as such
you'll need to download the type of file you prefer seperately.

08/02/11 Alternate downloads - these versions have no light fixture, but still act like lamps:
Download Package or Download Sim3Pack

CC Credits:
Picture1- BabaYaga - Plates; eryt96 - Bench
Picture2 - Mango - bowl, coffee table / ATS3 - sofa / LemonJelly - rug /  SimPossible - Fireplace / StylistSims - lounger
Picture3 - Aikea - wallpaper /  EsmeraldaF - chair
Picture4 - Exotic Elements chairs, sofa / cemre - sideboard / Gelydh - walls / Awesims - Flor floor
Picture5 - Gosik - chair / Pilar - sofa / SimPossible - swing / Ritsuka - walls


  1. Always charmed by your artful eye! Thanks for the cool frames/artwork.

  2. These are awesome! Another great set.

  3. These are great! I always liked acrylic boxed frames like yours, and am thrilled to include them in game. Thanks!

  4. I downloaded these and put them ALL in my Sims' Modern Art Gallery. They are absolutely beautiful. Love them!

  5. Thank you everyone. You know - in hindsight, I probably should have released these on a different day than the Green Room set as I don't know if many people noticed them, but I do love them and was pleased with the way they turned out - I am really pleased that you like them too :) Art is so highly personal and it's always unnerving releasing a set of art like this especially as so many people prefer traditional art. This is the type of thing that I get especially jazzed about when I see it come into the frame shop. Henry Pearson's work has been coming through our shop recently as someone related is reframing so much of his work. I wish you could all see it in person - truly groundbreaking! Another artist that is especially dear to me is Sister Corita Kent - she did one of the gas towers in Boston and I drove past it daily for years . . .


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