Marquetry with acrobat in various colors of veneer. Signed "Paulin Paris, 2006." Laurie Frank has been a magazine editor, documentary filmmaker, writer of the first live-action computer games, screenwriter and film director, and most recently owner/curator of Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica’s prestigious Bergamot Station Arts Center. While her art practice is a spiritual calling, her greatest pleasure lies in decorating and designing houses for herself and a few select friends. She has traveled widely and collected many treasures along the way, and sees her life as one big cabinet of wonders to fill.