Francesa is a mixed media artist who enjoys working in found materials as a way to celebrate that which is already on its way to being forgotten by diverting the discards of our community back into the transformative spotlight of artistic endeavor. Her work is primarily focused on collage but she also creates 3-dimensional pieces.

She received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and has participated in numerous group and solo shows since 2003. She proposes to glean the following materials: plastics and other flexible materials that can be transformed with hand tools into wearable art; paper fabrics and flat materials that can be transformed into two-dimensional collage works; and metal and wood that has the potential to be transformed into durable outdoor art or furniture.