MODERN FLOAT MOUNTED ARTWORK

Modern Float Mounted Artwork in a minimalist black and white interior by artist: Mel Bochner

Modern Float Mounted Artwork in a minimalist black and white interior
Modern Float Mounted Artwork in a minimalist black and white interior

 

MODERN FLOAT MOUNTED ARTWORK

Float mounting in picture framing is a technique used to create the illusion that the artwork or photograph is “floating” within the frame, without being directly attached to the backing or matting. It involves creating a visible gap between the artwork and the matboard, giving the impression that the piece is suspended within the frame.

The process of float mounting typically involves the following steps:

  1. Secure the artwork: The artwork or photograph is mounted onto a rigid backing board or mount board using archival techniques to ensure its stability and preservation.
  2. Assemble the frame: The frame is prepared with glass or acrylic (to protect the artwork) and the backing board, which may be made of foam core or another material.
  3. Position the artwork: The artwork is carefully centered on the backing board.
  4. Add spacers: Small strips of foam, archival tape, or other materials are placed inside the rabbet of the frame creating the spaced up gap that gives the float effect.
  5. Seal and secure: The frame is sealed to protect the contents from dust and other elements. Hardware is added to hold the frame together.

Float mounting is a popular choice for presenting artwork, photographs, and other flat items that have interesting edges or that the artist wants to be visible. This framing style offers a contemporary and clean look, and it can draw attention to the artwork itself, making it a focal point of the display. Additionally, float mounting is often used with artworks on stretched canvases, as it allows the entire canvas to be seen, including its sides.

 

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Modern Float Mounted Artwork in a minimalist black and white interior
Modern Float Mounted Artwork in a minimalist black and white interior

 

DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOATED PRINT
DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOATED PRINT

 

DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOATED PRINT
DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOATED PRINT

 

DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOAT MOUNTED DIGITAL PRINT MATTING
DETAIL OF A BLACK ON BLACK BEVELED FLOAT MOUNTED DIGITAL PRINT MATTING

 

A SMALL STRETCHED CANVAS THAT HAS BEEN FLOAT MOUNTED INSIDE A RAIDES BALCK MATBOARD
A SMALL STRETCHED CANVAS THAT HAS BEEN FLOAT MOUNTED INSIDE A RAIDES BLACK MATBOARD

 

DETAIL OF A SMALL STRETCHED CANVAS
DETAIL OF A SMALL STRETCHED CANVAS
ABORIGINAL ITEMS FLOAT MOUNTED INSIDE A BLACK BOX FRAME WITH BLACK SPACED SIDES
ABORIGINAL ITEMS FLOAT MOUNTED INSIDE A BLACK BOX FRAME WITH BLACK SPACED SIDES

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