Artwork by Francis Raven


Francis Raven

There are so many images in the world; even our images are made of images. What I want to show in these works is that images are built up as opposed to seen through. I begin with photographs then build up the final image from there. I use oil, transparencies of other images, pencil, pastel, marker, etc. but I don’t want the final product to have a third dimension (I want it to remain unified in on a plane) so then I scan the product and have it printed with a giclée printer.

Abstraction is a Luxury 3 (Francis Raven)
machine 169 (Francis Raven)
upward always (Francis Raven)
into the grass (Francis Raven)

About the Author

Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: