Size: 48"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2007
Ready to Hang
As with many of my paintings, I had a general idea in mind when I began painting this; a whimsical garden. However, upon standing back, all of the symbolism and hidden meanings became apparent. I aptly named it "The Garden" because it has been alluded to the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden, Frances Hodgson's Secret Garden and Alice in Wonderland's Garden of Live Flowers.
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.