Gestures of Care
8” × 8” × 3”
About the Work
Gestures of Care is part of a series of objects that calls upon the viewer to meditate on the real-world outcomes, rather than intention. Through the simplest shift of focusing on the impressions my hands make, rather than my hands themselves, I hope to draw attention to the importance of individual action in creating social change.
About the Artist
Ainsley Francis is a Toronto-based artist working in mosaic and kiln-cast glass. Her work focuses on social ssues — such as gender, history, tolerance and conflict — at both the individual scale as well as the societal. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Political Science, Ainsley attended the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College, where she is currently in her third year.