Subject Tags: abstract metal art, keys, bluesky, bluescape, abstract blues, blue modern art, blue abstract, blue sky, blue art, blue abstract art, light blue, blues, blue, cresting wave, oceanwaves, crashing waves, breaking waves, abstract waves, wave, original mixed media, mixedmedia, mix media, mixed media art, paint, canvas, acrylic, painting, pacific ocean, ocean painting, oceans, oceanic, ocean waves, oceanscape, waters, waterscape, underwater, found art, found-object, found, found objects, found object, vortex, pacific, modern, mixed-media, abstract, eddy, waves, water, ocean, trash, metal, mixed media, abstract
Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
This piece was inspired after reading about the enormous trash islands that are forming through the whirlpool-like eddys in all the oceans of the world - the largest being the Pacific eddy. I created this piece in four stages. I began by painting the background using palette knife. Once that dried I came back with blues and white paints and a smaller palette knife to create and mimic the waves and eddy motion, as if underwater. While the paint was still wet, I began applying the metal. I utilized all kinds of found metal from mechanic shops and junkyards; car parts, keys, nuts, bolts, washers, hooks, wires, etc. After everything dried, I detailed the entire piece with acrylic paint pens.
While this could be considered a political piece, it was not my intent.
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.