LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 4

LandE scape CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW Francine Gourguechon Lives and works in s a life-long artist, I have worked in many Amediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mosaic art. Combining my experience in all these mediums I have focused on mosaic art as my primary direction. Mosaics are an ancient and beautiful medium, long used in places of learning and worship. The historic and enduring quality of mosaics challenges and inspires my work while offering vibrant decorativeness and fascinating detail. Taking mosaics from a representational approach to an abstract art form using color, movement and impact is the goal for my recent mosaic work. Recently, I have been working on 3 dimensional human forms, mosaicked in art glass, stones, sea creatures, glass eyes, semi precious stones and brass bullet shells. “The Tribe” are human forms chosen for their inherent beauty and shape and their intriguing presence. The human body as art and body decoration appears in every culture and is used for seduction, ritual, social standing and threat. My body art sculptures are inspired from this cultural phenomenon and the forms and materials that surround me in my studio. Francine Gourguechon Chicago Mosaics -