Lowe’s work is concerned with the human journey through life and time. She uses trees as a recurring motif and as a way of presenting opened up lung-like systems of relations that echo the didactic charts and models of pre-enlightenment thought.
For this new work, Love’s Letters, Lowe uses a tree to house a number of objects and themes important to her work. The word ‘love’ is suspended amidst the branches and is surrounded by a myriad of birds and reclining and posing sirens. Alongside these fluttering and stretching beings are balancing acrobats amidst explosions from ammunition and artillery fire, which produce a swirling colourful effect.
The symbolism of the fertile imagery is that of the growth, possibility and renewed sociability that spring brings following the introspection of winter. Bountiful spring-like associations and positive affirmations of desire are visible within the "mind-scape" of the tree.
Love’s Letters by Francesca Lowe is a beautiful giclee print with glazes, which is more similar to a multilayered collage with its intricate details and delicate colouring. It acts as a joyous and celebratory metaphor of life and humanity.
Francesca Lowe was born in London in 1979. She graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2004 and has exhibited in London, New York and Beijing. In 2008 she represented the UK at the Beijing Biennale at the National Art Museum Beijing. She won the Red Mansion Prize in 2003, and the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art in 2004. Her work explores the human journey through life and time. She lives and works in London.