Over the last few days, I have been thinking more and more about apple pie. Mainly, how this can be such a subtle symbol of my grandad's love of it, but at the same time, a symbol of my grandad's deterioration. To me, I look at an apple pie and I'm transported back to my childhood, when I would… Continue reading Love and Death
On the evening of the 25th May 2017, the John Lennon Art and Design Building in Liverpool opened its doors to welcome the public and showcase the vibrant work of creative individuals from subjects such as Fine Art and Fashion. Each floor offered something different, with a dark room on the ground floor, footage from the… Continue reading The LJMU Degree Show 2017
I am really interested in Hedwig Houben's approach to performance, and the way she interacts with sculptures in the space. She experiments in a lot of her work with blurring the line between the process and the finished piece, and this has been an aspect present in my own practice which I have been experimenting… Continue reading Hedwig Houben: Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture (2012)
On 16th March 2017, I exhibited the 'Specific Points of Interest' Series as part of the group show 'If the Show Fits', at Surtsey Projects Gallery in Liverpool. Following on from my lard sculpture work and my recent film piece 'The Artist: Altered', I decided to push those ideas forward, by highlighting the process of… Continue reading The ‘Specific Points of Interest’ Series
When I arrived at the Cactus Gallery opening night, I had no idea what to expect, but it certainly was not what I was faced with when I entered the space. The space itself, a white-walled 'L' shape, had in it only one piece of work, a rather brave move for a first show in… Continue reading Cactus Gallery Opening: Stephen Forge: Downwards
As I made this sculpture using my body mapping method, I view this as a portrait of myself in that present moment, hence the title 'Self Portrait on Tuesday'. If I were to make the sculpture again, it would be totally different, despite it again being a portrait of myself. The sculpture shows my internal… Continue reading ‘Self Portrait on a Tuesday’ 2017
Really glad I got the chance to see Pippa's work in an exhibition. Although I feel that the space was a little too small to really appreciate some of Pippa's work, it was interesting to see her work juxtaposed with Ellie Hoskin's work. The two artist's work came together well yet the difference between the two… Continue reading Pippa Eason and Ellie Hoskins: ‘Still Scrolling’ at The Trophy Room Gallery.