The Myth of the Frame

by Edward Perry

A frame seems to protect the content from its audience. Preserving it for a future audience that will always never come.

What if I could take down any art piece appreciate it with touch, rotation, smell, basically interact with it like a person. Sure, it makes the piece vulnerable to damage and takes away from its “sellability” but what’s the big deal?

Why is it that if others touched a piece that it degrades the specialness it has. How much in our lives is any different? Do we not assume that our loved ones have been with others in the past yet we love them all the same. Let go and appreciate things when you have them and don’t assume they won’t have a life of their own after you.

Also, how much in my life has been self-framed to keep me from being vulnerable and unopened to what I could experience?