Magic Tie Final Four Collage

Shadowboxes can be Magic!
“The floating tie”
This is a shadow boxed collage called “The Magic Tie”. The tie, which the George Mason players rubbed for luck, is framed along with a reproduction of the 2006 NCAA Basketball Final Four court, credentials, book cover and story of the magic tie, and 2 photos.
The tie is thought to have helped George Mason’s team get as far as they did in the chance to win the tournament. They did not win the ultimate title but did so well a book called “Cinderella” by Michael Litos, featured the teams journey that year.

Frames used – Cap – Birch 2nd frame (cut on it’s back) Daniela Walnut with black lip, both from Turner Associates – total inner depth created – 3 1/2″
Glazing- TruVue Museum glass outer,
clear 1/8 acrylic inner

Mats – Bain 4101 Navy linen
Bain 998005 tarnished copper
Crescent 1577 black face paper on FC for lining the sides of the frames
There are actually 2 layers of glazing in this project. We used two so as to create a layered look. This produced shadows behind the tie, and credentials.

Client: CAA Official

Task: Frame a Tie and Final Four Memoriabilia

Designer: M. Fender

Framer: M. Fender

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