“Plastic, Naturally”, 2017. Mosaic & Mixed Media: ceramic, glass, mirror, XVI century pipes, plastic, fabric and metal on wooden board, direct method (37x36.5cm). An oxymoron: reproducing life in its artificial nemesis. 100% reused material.
Francesca’s mission is to make Mosaic ROCK. She wants to show it to the world as an art which can be incredibly rich… every material has at least one fascinating feature about it: the very nature of its texture and just the subtle tilt of a tile allow for different colours, reflections and shades depending on the angle of sight. Chances are that no two viewers will see it the same way at the same time.
Torn between optimism and surrender, Francesca is haunted by the idea of mankind’s imminent self-destruction. Yet, she still believes in a future for humanity of resourceful innovation through recycling and upcycling. She is fascinated by the colours and textures of both artificial and natural elements, which she enthusiastically hunts for in everyday life and restlessly plays with in new combinations, pairing and contrasting noble material with rubbish. Her aim is to prove their reciprocal need, how rubbish is a relative definition and how it can be turned into something useful, fun and even beautiful.
To Francesca, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke something in the viewer of its time. As an artist, she feels a compelling urge to convey a message to the viewer, whether a thought or a pure emotion, as strongly as her technical and creative capabilities will allow.