Emerging Artist Award

 

Crossings by Michael Francas: Awarded the Emerging Artist Award in the City of Busselton Art Award 2017Crossings by Michael Francas: Awarded the Emerging Artist Award in the City of Busselton Art Award 2017This year the Emerging Artist Award went to – Michael Gabriel Francas for

 

Crossings - Oil paints on Aluminium composite panel. 640mm x 610mm

 

 ARTIST STATEMENT:

 

Crossings was painted while an artist friend was tending to her long time artist partner  up until his final moments.  While contemplating the mood of the painting I realised it was unconsciously influenced by their situation. Upon reflection this  work appears to capture an enigmatic sense of separation between two mysterious  yet somehow connected figures separated by a precarious crossing.

 

This work is dedicated to my departed  friend. In  memoriam.

 

MGF 2017

Michael won $2,500.  Congratulations!