Her goal? To provoke! To Francesca, art has the same importance as philosophy: its ultimate purpose is to provoke critical thinking. Francesca defines herself as an "EnvironmentARTist." Torn between optimism and surrender, she is haunted by the idea of humankind's imminent self-destruct.
In her early life, Francesca challenged herself by focusing on things that did not come naturally to her (e.g. going into Law after studying Classics). Yet, she tried for years to placate her internal restlessness by living in different countries and cultures (Pordenone, Padua, Denver, London, Paris, New York...). When she reached 40, with the responsibility of a being mother, Francesca settled between London and Trieste and found her outlet in what she liked and did best, namely using her hands to create.
Art exhibitions, painting, and modeling clay were regular hobbies which never satiated her inherent creative nature. Finally, she entered the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, in Spilimbergo: a whole new world of WONDERS opened up.
She wanted to learn how to do it properly. She took various courses in London, Spilimbergo, and Turkey, and is studying toward a Mosaic Diploma at the London School of Mosaic.
Busca is part of the BAMM Committee in the role of Exhibition Officer, and has taken permanent residency at the London School of Mosaic, where she holds a shared studio and teaches short courses from February 2018 on the innovative subject of "Mosaic as Mixed Media". Francesca is also a member of the Governing Body of the London School of Mosaic.
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