Within visual culture, scallops and other hinged shellfish are symbolic of fertility and feminine principal. Many paintings of Venus included a scallop shell to identify her, as evident in Botticelli's masterpiece The Birth of Venus. Shells also make the perfect accompaniment to a beach-themed home and are associated with holidays and relaxation.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.