Remmi Franklin (Mixed Media)
I was at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) when I began experimenting with creating images that played one color against another. I am fascinated by the way the human eye is trained by nature to see in a certain manner; we perceive familiar shapes and colors and are almost programmed to accept a certain view.
The aerial images have evolved from my exploration of the collage medium. Using colors, shapes, layers and textures, this series combines my signature, “give a new perspective” style with my love of the land and sea. While clearly a more fanciful play, once again the pieces challenge perceptions—abstract art or geography—either way they are new ways to look at something assumed to be familiar. Within each series, I am exploring a theme that might be pattern, paint and/or paper.
I enjoy exploring new medium where I find freedom, self expression and independence.
Recent Awards and Honors
Marion Art Center, Solo Show, Marion, MA Feb. 2017
ArtsConnect@Catamount Arts Juried Show, St. Johnsburg, VT, Jan. 2017
Bedford Library, Aerial Visions, Bedford, MA Oct. 2016
Art in the Park, Juried show, Marion, Ma, July 2016
Cambridge Art Association, Selfish, Juried show, Cambridge, MA , April 2016
Concord Art, Invitation Group Show, December 2015
Spring Street Boutique, Solo Show, Charlottesville, VA, May - June, 2015
South Shore Art Center, Works on Paper, National Juried Show, Merit Prize, 2014
Appearances, Provincetown, MA 2013