Subject Tags: metal, found-object, found objects, found object, canvas, acryllic, acrylic, mix media, mixedmedia, mixed-media, mixed media, up-cycling, up-cycle, abstract, surrealism, flying, orange butterfly, butterfly effect, butterflys, butterfly wings, butterflies, butterfly, chaos, discordance
Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1.15"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Inspired by a butterfly, I began bending and shaping several pieces of found metal and arranging them onto a simple teal-blue painted canvas. I began seeing an intriguing 'eye' created by an old button. Setting the metal aside, I then painted some bright greens and pinks - very emblematic of butterflies wings - and while the paint was still wet, began adhering and attaching the found objects to add detail and texture to the color. From there, I added many hours of line work to emphasize the found objects and metal. The resulting piece is somewhat intense in its magnitude of detail, in a canvas this size. Thus, I named this piece, "Discordia" in deference to the "Butterfly Effect" which postulates that the flapping wings of a butterfly can cause chaotic weather several week later on the other side of the planet - or canvas, as it were. There is so much to discover in this piece and every time you look at it, something else will catch your eye!
Frances Jemini grew up watching her graphic-artist mother create art out of paper, cardboard, fabric, oil paints - you name it - and has thus tended towards artistic interests her whole life. It led her to study architecture at Virginia Tech, which is where she began creating acrylics and mixed-media artwork. Her style has been described as expressionist abstract centering mainly on the use of bold colors and deep textures and reflects her strong architectural background. Currently residing in Athens, Georgia Frances has also been greatly influenced by the local artist scene and enjoys incorporating avant-garde materials into her work. Her multimedia designs and artwork consist of found materials including cardboard, sheet vinyl, plastic, old credit cards, string and junkyard metal.