"Mosaic ROCKS. Anything has at least one fascinating feature about it, be it colour, shape, texture, or smell: mosaic allows to express it for each little piece used, and to provide objects with a second life…hopefully showing how rubbish too can still be something useful, fun and even beautiful!"
Her goal? To provoke!
To Francesca, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke something in the viewer. She feels a compelling urge to convey a message, as strongly as her technical and creative capabilities will allow.
Torn between optimism and surrender, Francesca is haunted by the idea of mankind’s imminent self-destruction. Yet, she believes in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through reusing, recycling and upcycling. She is fascinated by colours and textures of both artificial and natural elements, which she hunts for in everyday life and plays with in new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish. Her aim is to prove how rubbish is a relative definition and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful. This shows particularly in her installations, which are created entirely from "found" material. She thoroughly enjoys working within both the ethical and the material limitations which this choice entails.
She has a true passion for mosaic, as it allows the use of a broad range of materials: she strives to show the beauty and significance of each material used, in each tiny piece. She never stops learning and experimenting, eagerly crisscrossing the boundary between Mosaic and Mixed Media. She is on a mission to show the incredible - yet still lesser known and appreciated - potential of modern mosaic, as a fine art in its own right.
Francesca has also recently rekindled her interest in photography, which she had decided to abandon before the digital era, due to the development techniques which she found too polluting. Whilst in her mosaic and mixed media artwork colours play an important role in creating enough visual clues to convey as powerful a message as possible, in photography she is fascinated by the possibility to strip the picture of all possible context and colour richness, by focusing instead on small, powerful details only.
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