Statement & Bio

Both our frames and our packaging are designed in Brooklyn and fabricated in the USA.

Duskshaped is a nonbinary-owned business.


About Cara

I'm a polymath who by nature is obsessed with thinking of new ways to do old things.

Artistically, I've always been interested in the juxtaposition of shapes. My longtime practice involves building elemental modern art from dozens or hundreds of shapes cut out of a single sheet of thick paper. This papercut practice is based in turn on the complex, organic, modernist line and shape drawings I've also been creating for years.

My deep bond with nature also means I've spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about how to honor the earth with my work. The pandemic made it impossible for me to access nature for a period. In that absence, building this frame became a way to hold nature close to me by reconstructing my space, almost like an exoskeleton, with the photographs and art I've brought back from natural places.

I believe your space sculpts you. Indoor space as well as the ground you choose. Beauty is a human necessity.

Hold the future tenderly --

With love,