Thanks peacedog, you've put in words what I've felt but didn't know how to describe. I've seen frame-ups of prints of his work with the border revealed, and while I enjoyed some, I felt it wasn't quite what I wanted to do. It was difficult to validate my inclination when I didn't see many examples of it with his work.
Heck, I actually wanted to ask you about it directly, but I didn't want to bother you with something I didn't plan on framing soon. I think I've emailed you verbosely enough with the current job you're working on and the future one being directly mailed to you hopefully soon