Gov. Jack Markell met recently with native Dagsboro/Clarksville crafter and local artist Kim Frey, who made special gifts for the state to give to dignitaries in Israel during the governor’s trade mission in early July.
Frey created an original design of two-layered paper cutting. Frey stained the paper to look like wood and illustrated further with watercolor. The artwork featured Delaware and Israel flags placed in custom frames handmade by Frey's husband, Chris.
“We love supporting what Delaware artists produce,” said Markell. “The gifts were personal and unique because of Kim’s work. I am amazed at how precisely she is able to cut her custom designs and make something distinctive-looking with the Delaware seal.”
“It has been an honor to do this work for the state,” said Frey. “This craft has been a hobby and a love of mine for more than 20 years. I enjoy making new and special pieces.”
Frey made similar gifts using the flag of Sweden for Delaware to present to the king and queen of Sweden during their visit in May 2013.