Françoise Stéfanski

(You must ! look at her myspace vids.  MS)

Françoise Stéfanski

January 5 2012 3:47pm EDT

Hi there,
thank you.
…… To explore the ‘creative process’….cool!
Perhaps I will surprise you because it’s quite paradoxical, but I absolutely don’t care about promotional aspect… I’m out – ‘lunatique’-
Etsy community is great, I’m happy to discover that there is so much beautiful-minded people, items and artworks are stunning and amazing!
You are interested in artists’ workspaces, here is link to see the studio (artwork in collaboration with my husband) 
My personal dust paintings video 

I try to contribute to testify another reality, a transcendental love. Nothing complicated, just sincere and natural. I really hope to share this love with everyone. 
Here is a quote by Antoine de Saint Exupéry :
‘It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’
Best regards * Peace *

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Françoise Stéfanski

  1. Catz says:

    How Beautifully said, Franquoise….:))

  2. Francoise, When I started this blog, less than a week ago, I had no thoughts of any promotional aspect. Here is a copy of my side of an email exchange with a friend of mine:

    On Jan 1, 2012, at 8:48 AM, michael smith wrote:

    I doubt that many of the ‘general public’ will ever see this blog. My idea in starting it was to make a journal, or record of what my ‘process’ is. Primarily just for myself. Weird, huh?

    === No, not weird, but why have it public ?

    But, then I realized that I’m just as interested in what other ‘creators’ go through to actually take some idea and actually MAKE something. Really, just the sort of communication that you and I already have. I’d like to see photos of your shop, and the sort of cynical comments that you already share with me.
    It gets me out of my little, naive way of looking at making something that I intend to try to sell.

    === Naive is GOOD !

    It’s our communication that makes me curious about what artists are about. Whether it’s primarily the $$$$$$$$’s, to save the environment, to go to art fairs and meet cool people, whatever. Do they start with detailed drawings and measurements, or, like me, just start putting different things together till they decide ‘that’s it’. Like I said, you have made me curious when I see some art that I like–where and how did the artist get there.

    The only ‘value’ of my blog is to me.

    === Again, why publish it then ?

    There is probably no ‘value’ to you. Just to me. So, send me an email with some thoughts about the ‘creative process’, and some photos. Just write like you always do to me–I might be the only one that reads it anyway!

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