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Homes and Antiques Magazine - - LETTERS -

I was so pleased to see the ar­ti­cle about antique frames in your re­cent Art Is­sue. I have re­cently started col­lect­ing vin­tage and antique frames to en­hance my own art­work. I !nd them at car boot sales, char­ity shops and on­line.

I am hav­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion next April and I hope to have at least 40 antique frames by then. I love the im­per­fec­tions, the so" gold colour, the wood and plas­ter frames – plain, elab­o­rate, moulded, Ed­war­dian, Vic­to­rian, even Ge­or­gian – all frames with a past. They trans­form a hum­ble drawing or paint­ing into some­thing more – an art ob­ject in its own right. Ann Kel­ley, via email

LEFT Vin­tage and antique frames are works of art in them­selves, as Ann has dis­cov­ered.BE­LOW In our Art Is­sue, we fea­tured the home of artist He­len Ward, who cre­ates strik­ing in­sect art­work by cut­ting their sil­hou­ettes out of old books and let­ters.

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