Size: 16"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
As I frame and matte artwork, there are times I need to cut edges off of cardboard and watercolor paper to fit into the frames and such. In addition, when I create mosaic tiles, I am left with some odd sized pieces and edge cuttings. A lot of the times, I keep these "scraps" since I firmly believe in recycle, reduce, reuse. I arranged a bunch of these together imagining a Tetris board, and after laying out a basic design, I began painting a blue background on a canvas board, keeping my palette strokes very rectilinear. Lastly, I adhered all the pieces, layering as I went. Game on!
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.