Monique Francis | June 2022

A self-taught artist, Monique’s process is intuitive and there is a naive quality to her work. Her expression often finds form through fibre arts and paper collage, and increasingly by way of her new-found curiosity for watercolours, monotype printing, and camera-less photography. She shares her passion for art by hosting a weekly creativity hive and curating a free little art gallery. 

Spiral Weaving: reclaimed wool and a paper plate
Goddess Eyes: reclaimed wool, cardboard, nails, fabric scraps, glass beads
“A Woman Conceives of Being Not Afraid”: paper collage. Resides at St. Hildegard’s Sanctuary.
Paper Weaving: magazine page and tracing paper
Mixed Media Collage: monotype print with acrylics and found fern fronds
Neruographica: montype print, oil pastels and watercolour
Neurographica: oil pastel and watercolour

Meet the Artist: Monique

“I’m inspired by patterns and geometry – the finer components that make up a larger perspective.

As someone who is often housebound with disability, my art table is where I play and where I can see my connections to the outside world.

I am committed to reducing my consumption of new art supplies because of my concern about the state of our planet. The materials in my work are most often found, upcycled, and repurposed, and I don’t see this as a limitation. Even if I had access to unlimited art supplies, I’d still dig around in my recycling bin or unravel an unworn sweater to make something new because that’s where I find the magic of re-creation.”

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