The Jack Knife Easel has many features that make it a stable platform for creating and displaying art while being compact and portable enough to travel. The essence of the Jack Knife Easel is the patented technology "Inter-retractablity," Designed by Max Wood Designs LLC, this inovation keeps the easel closed until both ends are folded out. Once unfolded the the stand holds itself open by design. Perfect for painting and great for display. Available in 24", 36" and 72" models you can find a Jack Knife Easel for any application.