While living in India, I was enamored with the matchboxes. Thousdadds of small companies in India make matches, each with a unique box. These little specimens of graphic design are like miniature paintings, and I began collecting them. By the time I returned to the US I had over 400 unique boxes, a small collection in the eyes of seasoned phillumenists. If they were each miniature paintings, I determined they must deserve frames.
To reflect the unique nature of the matchboxes, I aimed to make a wide variety of frames as well. The wood for the frames was taken from the scrap bin at the Hobby Shop, the old molding during a renovation at the Makers’ Asylum, or other pieces I found lying around.