Frances Cordero de Bolaños
Frances’ art practice has taken an investigation of a personal and collective memory of violence, oppression, death, and displacement. Through her drawings, paintings, and three-dimensional works, the human body and other familiar objects are transformed into ambiguous and disturbing evidence of loss, pain, and violence. She creates three-dimensional forms that reflect on the fragile boundary between life and death. Frances’ works with various mediums, including felt making and explores the characteristics of the material and transforms it into unexpected shapes. These forms are heightened with colour and are often suspended from the ceiling. Her approach begins with traditional handwork techniques that are altered to fit the medium and intended expression. Frances’ sculptural journey attempts to visualize the intangible of which she is invested in exploring.