A ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract signed as part of the wedding ceremony in front of the gathered congregation. Despite its spectacular framing, it’s hanging on a bland colored wall upstairs in what we call our “private quarters”. It’s that kind of document: both reflective and hopeful, but intimate and quiet; not something I’d hang above the couch.
We’ve been using Larry and Molly at Seattle Custom Framing since we’ve moved back to Seattle for a wide range framing work. They found an elegant, inexpensive solution to the large pieces for the Grove Street show, have framed up matchbook art and Polaroid stickers for endless delight, and when we’ve had money, have been working with some of our larger pieces. Framing is not cheap, but it makes the art work twice as hard while a poor frame ruins it.
One of the nicest things about working with framers you trust, is that you can just drop stuff off and say this: Do what you can with this! While we did stop back in to check on the ketubah ideas (three shades of red mat, floating the work to show off its document status, a gilded fillet and wide concave frame), the reality is that we’d not have to. I trust these folks that much.
Vic’s been reading much about mindfulness lately, and that’s one thing I love about having the ketubah framed: it’s there for the reminder toward mindfulness of each other, which in the day to day, is much too easy to forget. Right now, I find this bit the most inspiring part of it, “and to do everything in our power to permit each of us to become the persons we are yet to be.“
Seattle Custom Framing is located downtown Seattle on 3rd and Battery. Call them at (206) 838-7908.