29 Aug First Friday Santa Cruz September 2, 2016
First Friday Santa Cruz, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BHODY is featuring Artist Francisco Graciano for our very first “First Friday”! We are so excited to have Francisco, who is local to the Bay Area. We are featuring his Metal Wire Art: Small Wire Figurines and his large Wire faces that are so unusual you will have to view at all angles to appreciate his incredible work. His use of spotlighting his art to show the shadows that mimic on the wall behind is a very different approach. This very unusual style has never been featured here in Santa Cruz for a First Friday, and we are so honored to be able to feature this amazing Artist Francisco Graciano. Stop by between 5-8pm and come meet Francisco and help yourself to some wine and hors d’oeuvres!
I am a self-taught artist using everyday materials to create new works that address the interconnectivity among people. I have spent the last 15 years working with wire learning its strengths and weaknesses. My sculptures are made from 100 ft. spools of wire to create multiple forms, faces, and ﬁgures united by a single line. The wire sculptures are made to help the viewer understand life’s journey. All work is created by hand without the use of tools to further extend the human connection from the artist to the viewer. The wire is bent, twisted, wrapped, and pulled creating a continuous line sculpture. As people we also experience such things deﬁning who we become. Each piece has its own life with a beginning and ending as in life and death. By using a single line to make up human ﬁgures I hope the viewers are allowed to reﬂect upon their relationships within their community. Throughout the years I’ve developed a style that brings my work to life with gestures and placement of the sculpture evoking emotions.