Francesca Bray

Beneath the surface

 

My work investigates forms found in nature. From microscopic crystal formations
and the structure of cancer cells to the shapes of underwater organisms or the fractal patterns of rivers.

 

I shine a light on those things out of plain sight. I draw on scientific imaging techniques, referencing the use of light and colour, whether natural or artificial.

 

Using delicate materials and intricate techniques, my work asks the viewer to examine and revere these forms, as they would specimens in a lab or museum, at once beautiful and frightening.

 

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Fractals, 2016

Painted paper cut-outs on x-ray box

Crystals; composition I

Paper cut-outs on x-ray box

Cells; composition II

Stitch, watercolour and gold leaf on paper

Cells; composition I

Stitch, watercolour and gold leaf on paper

 

Crystals; composition II

Paper cut-outs on x-ray box

Coral; underwater seascape I

Paper cut-outs on glass

Read my artist biography and contact details here