Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Creative displays.(Arts)

Byline: Wesley Pulkka For the Journal

Frame-shop owner corners the market on innovative framesand offers local artists a place to show their artwork

Making a two-dimensional artwork occupy the third dimension didn't take an act of magic.

But it did take Russell Garcia's curiosity and problem-solving skills.

Those attributes led to his creation of a framed picture that literally wraps around an inside or outside corner, transforming a flat image into a unique work of art.

"I woke up one morning and studied the corner of my bedroom wall as it enters the hallway. I began to realize that if I could learn how to build a frame that followed both walls I would have an interesting way to display certain works of art," Garcia said on the phone.

Garcia, whose Around the Corner Framing and Gallery is named after his idea, said he also wanted to enhance the architectural elements in homes and businesses.

He was excited by the idea of building a frame that could carry an image around a column or fill an alcove.

After hours of experimentation, Garcia was able to use conventional moldings in his three-dimensional frames, which were developed over the past three years. …

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