Melting Wood: Surreal Hand-Carved Picture Frames

It’s hard not to see the heavy influence of Salvador Dali in these incredibly perfect melting picture frames. Part of the Duramen series of one-off handmade wooden sculptures, the impossible looking pieces of oak, fir and pear were created with the intention of breaking with the conventional ways of exhibiting… and they certainly do, turning the frame itself into the work of art. The contrasting pieces of wood seem to transform the hard material, breaking down its structure into something smooth, flowing and malleable. Created by the french multi-media creative agency Bonsoir Paris, the pieces walk a fine line between the deformed and the elegant, never crossing completely to the other side… and that’s just how they’re intended.