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Rockabilly Devil and Doll

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Some folks know how to throw a party. I was asked to design and create this for a rockabilly themed party. The hosts were concerned that all there guests might not dress the part so this was their solution. The

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Imperfect Balance

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For this creation I inlaid textured glass over colored paper in a mirror with floating circles and framed it under glass.

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Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Brothers promo poster

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This framed Gram Parsons piece features inlayed studs and a hand marbled paper shadow box liner with another frame lip beneath that against the artwork. This piece is for sale and priced at $375

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Cast Metal Sign Letter

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The Burt’s bought a “B” and brought it to me I mounted it on a backdrop thru which one can see The glass that I chose was rippled and wavy Like combed mashed potatoes with invisible gravy I built them

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DiSion watercolor painting

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This painting is floated in a shallow shadow box of blue fabric which provides a stunning contrast between the painting and the frame. The frame itself provides the paintings horse rider with an extended environment and echoes the flowing movement

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Gram Parsons linoleum cut print by Chris Minor

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My long time buddy and ex brother in law, Chris Minor, decided to be an artist well into the game of life and as it turns out a damn fine one ! He’s working on a brilliant series of skeletonized

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Will The Blue Circles Be Unbroken

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This is a piece I created for my dad’s 80th birthday. It’s an artistic direction that I was interested to go in but usually got detoured along the way. Nothing like a solid deadline to force completion of a project.

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Bob Dylan

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This is an original poster from Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits LP. The moulding I chose to frame it with (actually I stacked two but I’m referring to the large swirly top one here) was texturally and thematically perfect but the

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Vic Chesnutt / Elf Power

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This piece hangs in my living room. Vic was a friend of mine who I miss very much. The last couple times he played Seattle I missed his shows and deeply regret it. I had no way of knowing that

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French Cafe Painting

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A client brought in a painting that he had purchased while visiting France. We looked at a lot of options as to which moulding I would build the frame out of. The one we chose was by far the edgiest

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Does Anyone Know Where I Can Get A Nehru Jacket To Match This Amp ?

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I nicked the guts for this unique cabinet from a Velocette amplifier. It’s 15 watts of BIG sound and sports only volume and tone knobs to shape the sound as well as a brightness switch. Not much to fuss with

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I Always Wanted An Amp That Looked Like This (So I Built the Cabinet Myself)

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I found the green faux hand tooled leather material that I used on this cabinet a few years before I did anything with it. I loved it and knew that I was going to make something that was really bad

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Dad, I Don’t Want A Black Amp

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My daughter, Karsin (age 6 at the time) got a little black Peavey amp with the Hello Kitty Strat guitar that I bought her. The guitar was fine but as to the amp she said:  “Dad, I don’t want a

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Heart Of Stone

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This is the kind of thing one is likely to receive if they’re my Valentine. The center piece is a beach rock mounted on a mirror and color echoed in a stacked wood block.

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The Dance

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This piece represents the complexity of relationships. There’s passion, twists and so many different ways of looking at the same thing. There’s also the ever looming potential for the inevitable snag. The shadow box is in this case more of

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Does Every Broken Heart Have A Silver Lining

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Custom House Numbers

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Effects Pedal Board

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This effects pedal board was custom designed to accommodate the pictured pedals. The patch cables go in and out of portals in the deck.

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Pearl Jam/Black Keys poster

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A stack of mouldings matches the frenetic energy of this concert poster.

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Dirty Harry Movie Prop

Dirty Harry movie prop

This rubber gun was used as a prop in one of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry films. It was to be framed as a gift for recipients private theatre. Inspiration struck quickly and it was off to find a shooting range

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Luchador Taxi

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A frame reminiscent of a luchador’s costume and color-matched side paper compliment this great print by Mexican artist Nancy Almazan, featuring luchadores El Santo and Blue Demon.

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El Perdon

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A hand-painted reproduction of a Posada print on tin floats above a marbled paper backing in a figured wood frame. A perfect addition to your Day of the Dead collection!  

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Hand-cut Mats

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HangFire specializes in hand-cut mats which echo elements in the art they frame. Here’s a small selection of highlights; find more in the full gallery.

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Day of the Dead Shadowbox

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Eight Dia de los Muertos figures, each in their own inset display alcove, surround a fine art print in this masterpiece of shadowbox construction. A hinged frame even lets you rearrange the figurines, should you so desire. Your collectibles should

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Cowgirl

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This is an example of the kind of attention to detail HangFire provides — check the color matching on the inlay and side paper! Get your favorite show poster framed at HangFire, and you’ll have a work of art you

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racing man and mechanical illustration

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This piece got the metal treatment. The art was mounted and then floated on perforated aluminum. The frame is adorned with washers (a lot of washers) which echo the mechanics in the art work.

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Pop Art Dual Guitar Hanger

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HangFire’s version of wall mounted guitar hanging system. Pure pop art for now guitarists.

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Maple Leaf Art Walk

HangFire will be participating in the first Maple Leaf Art Walk on Friday, May 11, from 6 to 9pm, featuring the art of Chris Minor.

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Midnight Pirate Guitar Display Case

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This project was designed and executed as an entry in Direct Moulding’s 2011 framing contest where it won the grand prize. The guitar is a replica of the Tony Zamaitas hand crafted guitar used by Ronnie Wood in the Faces

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Midnight Pirate's new home