Francesca Busca describes herself as a rubbish artist and an eco-activist. Passionate about the environment and the arts, she loves to challenge herself by working with mixed media, recycling waste to create unconventional and unique pieces that provoke observer thought. Francesca particularly wants us to really reflect and see the items, and quantity of items, we use and throw away on a daily basis. The ultimate goal therefore is to make us consciously question ourselves when observing her masterpieces, asking: “Am I doing right by our future generations?”.
Asking about Francesca’s key life events, she answers: “My family has always been very eco-oriented, if we can call them so. When I was little we went tree-planting. We cherished the seeds of cherries we ate in a small vase till a tiny plant would grow, and then we would go out looking for a place to plant it. Growing up, for foolishness or society’s pressures, I took my distances from this mindful way of living. However, with my children’s birth, everything changed. You start to feel responsibility for the world you are going to leave them. I came back to my senses, and living a conscious life then became my most profound reason for living.”