MARIANNE FORREST

Trained in fine metalwork I bring my skills to each artwork from the smallest gold watch to massive sculptures for sites as varied as shopping malls and cultural centres. I finish each piece by hand making sure all surfaces are as perfect as possible. Sometimes I create new finishes as a result of explorations of surface and detail while making a new design.

Wall Clock 'Marabou'

Artist's Statement

Known for watches and large, site-specific pieces I am constantly looking at new ways to build my work and I am currently exploring new technology as a way forward. I consider many of my smaller pieces to be ‘body specific’ and work is underway on alternative ways to attach a timepiece to clothing and limbs.

My Public Art works are very location specific, drawing inspiration from the surroundings and particularly the people who use the spaces involved.

Time is a theme recurrent in almost all of my designs either large or small. References to the past and the future work side by side with themes of disintegration and regeneration, the effects of time on surface and form are integral to the objects created. Many of my pieces are designed to wear away or change with the effects of weather or corrosion.

Recent developments have enabled the use of rapid prototyping as a basis for casting craft objects. The Selective Laser Melting process takes that a step further and builds solid metal forms as a direct result of Laser Melting. Particularly with watches this allows a level of accuracy unachievable by casting. Working with Metropolitan works I am exploring the possibilities of this new method of creation and will make a series of pieces that expands the idea of rapid manufacture.

Further Images

Watch 'Organism'

Watch 'Organism'

Organism is designed to be worn on the belt loop.

Wristwatch 'Sho'

Wristwatch 'Sho'

Sho is the tiniest watch with a tiny movement and a chunky look. 18 carat Gold.

Wristwatches 'Pi'

Wristwatches 'Pi'

Pi is a new range of production watches in stainless steel with three different face options.


Wall Clock 'Marabou'

Wall Clock 'Marabou'

Wall clock in Aluminium, brass and silver plate. Dia. 1.2M

Portishead

Portishead

Public Art Work with themes of water and bearing inscriptions from The Ryme of The Ancient Mariner.

Wall Clock 'Sargasso Fire'

Wall Clock 'Sargasso Fire'

Bronze wall clock with peacock patina. Dia 500mm


'Gold'

'Gold'

Wristwatch in 18 carat gold. Inlaid silver and gold face.

Wristwatch 'Black Pod'

Wristwatch 'Black Pod'

Oxidised Silver with a victorian textured face.

Wristwatch 'Giga'

Wristwatch 'Giga'

Giant Wristwatch in Black and yellow gold plate.


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