Rosie Wesley is a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Metalwork.
Having lived in the New Forest since early childhood, the natural world has always been an inspiring place for her. This collection of sculptural works; focusing on texture and form, are individual site-responsive pieces to locations within the New Forest, and they are all completely unique.
Rosie works with direct burn-out casting techniques to produce replica textures of tree bark which she then combines with components based on the landscape’s negative spaces. Markings and drawings on the pieces reflect her personal interactions with the space.
Rosie describes her creative process as the “translocation of space,” which means to take elements of a location and present them in new spaces, challenging their perception and their importance.
Being recently shortlisted for the New Ashgate’s Rising Stars award, and selected as winner of the Goldsmith’s Company Silver Bullion Grant, Rosie Wesley is an exciting new maker emerging from the New Forest area, with a totally unique style and flare.