It’s been a year now, and this painting has been sitting in my sketchbook ~ i can’t seem to finish it. I decided to pin it up on my wall near the door as some sort of reminder to get back into it. It caught the eyes of tattoo clients, friends, and family. “Is this supposed to look that way,”, is what I recall being asked the most. I then framed it and hung it up, and no one asks me that question anymore. Does framing play a role in the consolidation of artwork? What does the frame. as a barrier, offer to the work it encapsulates?