Designing site specific pieces has its own priorities. Kinetic sculptures and clocks tell different stories for each setting. There may be themes resonant of the surroundings or the piece may reflect the ethos of the user.
The Ebbw Vale Timepiece (Echoes) was built after considerable research and community participation in the defining of the towns priorities. A town devastated by the collapse of industries Ebbw Vale seeks to recover its potential and attract visitors to the town centre situated in an area of natural beauty.
As a creator Marianne Forrest spans all scales with her tiniest wristwatches being merely 10 mm across and her largest 10.5 metres. She makes timepieces that are about time as well as being functional artworks.
New Technology is used with smaller pieces and for modelmaking and presentations.
Aesthetic and formal concerns.
BA Hons Middlesex
Freeman of the city of London
CV & Education
2010 - Tempus, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
1996 - Focus, CAA
2010 - Watches, Primavera, Cambridge
2009 - British Silver Week, Palterman and Thomas, Wales
2009 - Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1998 - Roger Billicliffe Fine Art