For artist Darryl Cox, thinking outside the box is a process that’s as literal as it is figurative. Through the creation of his Fusion Frames, he blurs the line between what’s organic and what’s manipulated by merging traditional frames with branches and roots collected from the forests of central Oregon.

By defying expectations, Cox participates in a process of “creating art that is distinctive and intricate, yet in its truest sense, uncomplicated.”

The effect he achieves forces viewers to reimagine pieces that typically complement art as works of art in and of themselves.