Jane Francis

Website: http://janefrancis.net/

Email: jane@janefrancis.net

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Untitled, Acrylic 40cmx40cm

Glimpse, Encaustic 50cmx50cm

Wet Flowers, Mixed Media 30cmx30cm

Sight + Loss, Mixed Media

Lungs Mobile, Paper, Ink, Wire

Ghost Vessels, Sticks, Wire, Paint


Statement

My method of painting involves exploring the mobility of the painted surface, playing with tensions and relationships between freedom and control. I begin from references to geographical patterns, natural and human forms, responses to colour, or simply emotional states and responses. My paintings integrate materials such as wool, found objects and collage. I also work with sculptural forms and artist’s books which explore states of fragility and strength. I use photography to record the 3 dimensional objects I make, and reintegrate the photographs into further visual work.

Biography

I am a visual artist, participatory arts tutor, and a perfumer. I am an activist for local self-determination and the relationships between humans and other forms of nature. My aim is to be a champion for the public understanding of traumatic experience and PTSD, and sight loss. All of these concerns are intertwined and form different aspects of my artistic practice.