ke francis


Master printmaker, painter and sculptor Ke Francis evokes the tragic effects of disaster, while simultaneously celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit, all within imagery which bears the artist's marks of their creation. Imagery of tragedy and cataclysms such as tornadoes, animal traps, and wounded -soldiers- are juxtaposed with ancient symbols of victory (the goddess Nike) and icons of harmony (tuning forks) in order to express the interdependency of and delicate balance between pleasure and pain, rejoicing and mourning; and all acting as a stage for individual human will and determination.