Featured Artist Francesca Busca

Artist Francesca Busca’s recycled sculptural mosaics highlight her concern about the danger mankind poses to the planet. Find out more about this artist and her message by visiting her website.

 

“Stick your Plastic up your Ars” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Bark, Smalti, Marble, Millefiori and Plastic on Wood, 40.5cm x 40.5cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Stick your Plastic up your Ars” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Bark, Smalti, Marble, Millefiori and Plastic on Wood, 40.5cm x 40.5cm

 

My goal? To provoke! I believe that an artist is someone who feels a compelling urge to express a thought or an emotion, as strongly as his/her technical capabilities will allow.

 

“Pindaros” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Fabric, Plastic, Glass, Ceramic and Mirror on Wood and Metallic Mesh, 53cm x 55cmby artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pindaros” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Fabric, Plastic, Glass, Ceramic and Mirror on Wood and Metallic Mesh, 53cm x 55cm

 

When this message gets across, when the creation provokes something in the viewer, then it is ART—and it reflects the values, issues, emotions and reflections of the society of the time. And my urge is SO strong!

 

“Matter, Antimatter (The Antimatter Mystery)” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Smalti, Marble, Pebbles, Plastic, Metal, Wood and Millefiori on Wood, 40cm x 40cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Matter, Antimatter (The Antimatter Mystery)” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Smalti, Marble, Pebbles, Plastic, Metal, Wood and Millefiori on Wood, 40cm x 40cm

 

I have a true passion for mosaic, as it allows the use materials of all sorts—I strive to show the beauty and significance of each material I use, in each tiny piece. I never stop learning and experimenting. I am on a mission to show to the world the incredible, yet still quite unknown, potential of modern mosaic.

 

"Black Carnival" Mosaic and Mixed Media: Plastic, Ceramic, Mirror and Glass on Wood, 40cm × 40cmby artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Black Carnival” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Plastic, Ceramic, Mirror and Glass on Wood, 40cm × 40cm

 

I reuse as much as possible. I opt out from a disposable society, and the unrealistic belief that it is a sustainable system.

 

“Pull Me Out of Darkness” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Ceramic, Glass, Beads, Plastic, Fossil on Wood and on Mesh, 30cm x 41cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pull Me Out of Darkness” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Ceramic, Glass, Beads, Plastic, Fossil on Wood and on Mesh, 30cm x 41cm

 

I am passionate about life, and deeply concerned about the danger the human species poses to the rest of our planet. A constant theme in my work will always be the imminent threat of self-destruction, due to our inflated egos and inbred need to satisfy our individual needs, which seem to obscure the bigger picture: we are covering our world in plastic, destroying its resources at an unprecedented and unsustainable pace, and seemingly placing no value on any other life other than our species.

 

“The Fool on the Hill” – Multiple Images - Mosaic and Mixed Media: ceramic, glass, mirror, XVI Century Pipes, Shells, Beads and Millefiori on Wood, 41cm x 41cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Fool on the Hill” – Multiple Images – Mosaic and Mixed Media: ceramic, glass, mirror, XVI Century Pipes, Shells, Beads and Millefiori on Wood, 41cm x 41cm

 

I am fascinated by our inner dichotomy between good and bad, where our “superior mind” pushes us both to feel passion and make incredible inventions, yet cornering us to an unrealistic world where man is the centre of the world, if not of the universe itself.

 

“Our Monsters are Coming” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Glass, Mirror, Stones, Fossils, Bones, Shells and Clay on Wood, 41cm x 41cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Our Monsters are Coming” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Glass, Mirror, Stones, Fossils, Bones, Shells and Clay on Wood, 41cm x 41cm

 

I believe that we should strive to use our incredible mental resources fully, and see the big picture. We need to seriously reconsider our role in it: humankind is a dot in the space of existence, yet the smudge of our actions is out of proportion. We are the oddity in nature, thanks to our extraordinary capacity to abstract— the same thing that makes us love, dance, laugh, help, create and recreate, and should make us learn from our mistakes. Are we? I am currently working on a series on refugees…in the hope that we do.

 

“Complementarity” Mosaic: Fabric on Wood, 30cm x30cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Complementarity” Mosaic: Fabric on Wood, 30cm x30cm

 

What inspires me? It would be easier to say what does NOT! Everywhere I look, every consideration I make, is a source of inspiration.

 

"Oh, I SO wanted to be in there" Bark, Stones, Pebbles, Marble, Smalti, Millefiori, Shells, Ceramic, Metal, Wood, Bone, Acorns, Sponge, XVI Century Pipes (from the River Thames), Cork, Chestnut Shell, Crab, Glass, Peach Stone, Slate, Plastic and Cement on Wood, 56cm x 39.5cmby artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Oh, I SO wanted to be in there” Bark, Stones, Pebbles, Marble, Smalti, Millefiori, Shells, Ceramic, Metal, Wood, Bone, Acorns, Sponge, XVI Century Pipes (from the River Thames), Cork, Chestnut Shell, Crab, Glass, Peach Stone, Slate, Plastic and Cement on Wood, 56cm x 39.5cm

 

The world is such an amazing place, you can find beauty and meaning in a countless number of material or immaterial phenomena: the web of a spider, the buzz of a bee, the pattern of water or the smell of a ripe tomato yet to be picked.

 

“Let It Bee” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Ceramic, Cork, Plastic, Glass and Metal on Wooden Board, 30.5cm x 40.6cmby artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Let It Bee” Mosaic and Mixed Media: Ceramic, Cork, Plastic, Glass and Metal on Wooden Board, 30.5cm x 40.6cm

 

Laughter, kindness, the hand of a stranger, the absurdity of war and of the value of money ruling over that of our future…space, matter, energy, time, relativity, the meaning of life… happiness, desperation, frustration, love…how can one ever run out of inspiration?

 

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Comments

  1. Spectacular.

  2. Lasonya says:

    Thɑnk yoᥙ for this.

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