This is a serigraph by Montana painter Kevin Red Star (b. 1943). The 3/4″ frame is carved with a simple repeat pattern. Cherry was the perfect wood for carving as well as for color.
I love doing repeats like this, and in this case it’s doubly resonant with the picture, being consistent not only with the patterns on the attire of the figures but with the rhythmic arrangement of mounted Indians.
It’s a privilege to frame a work from this talented artist—especially since the customer was so in love with it. It’s especially meaningful to her because she purchased directly from the artist at his studio. Very gratifying to frame for customers to whom their pictures are so significant!
Thank you for including the image of the carving work area and tools apparently used. It gives me a greater feel of the craft and artistry involved.