ARTIST STATEMENT

Frank's work appropriates cues from landscapes and floral arrangements in order to explore intimacy, wanderlust, and the role of doubt in each. She combines plant materials with wax, and secondhand National Geographic magazines with paint in order to exert some control over her environment. She constructs from it the props and paintings that make real the hypothetical "elsewheres" and "what-ifs" which sometimes eclipse the present. In the studio, the divisions between popular representations, art historical precedents, and personal experiences collapse, and these sometimes contradictory expectations are synthesized to explore imagined alternate space and narratives.