GREGORY JOHN FORD
GREGORY JOHN FORD is a contemporary Artist based
in North Devon, U.K. working in three main areas:
sculpture, graal glass & paintings.
"Sculpture – I use a wide range of materials & skills to make
my sculptures. There is one material which is very important for me, glass & the effect that light has on it, giving highlights on the form which I feel gives life to the sculpture. Like the effect of sunlight on a stained glass window. Each sculpture has its own journey to take, spans a period in my life with its own set of influences. Another important factor for me is the scale of the sculpture & its impact on the observer & the space it fills.
Some of my figurative sculptures are loosely based around angel forms, this is something that I have been drawn to since my very first sculpture.Someone once said ‘You are an angel maker’, this thought has stayed with me. I try to create
something that has a figurative presence & an impact on the space & people in that space.
Graal Glass – was a technique that I was lucky to grow up around & engraved my first piece when I was 7 years old. It is a glass making technique that has its origins at Orrefors in Sweden & came to me through my father working with Eva Englund
& subsequently with Neil Wilkin at Dartington Crystal. It is an interesting technique that engulfs the imagery inside the glass form. I am currently working with the glass maker
Sonja Klinger from Frome.
Paintings – I work with acrylic on canvas, this is a fun side of my creative work, it enables me to work & play fast & confidently. There are many more decisions that I can make when painting,
I try to use a rhythm & layering of colour to create space.
My paintings are firstly a quest looking for space & perspective that I do not see, influenced by the spectrum of colour & light.
A passion to create has been with me since as far back as I can remember, I grew up in extremely creative & well-resourced surroundings.I have gone on to develop my own creative environment which has been a huge driving
influence for my work.
On human level there has been two significant influences:
one being dyslexia, which I feel has amplified my visual internalisation of creative ideas. The second is not seeing
in perspective which has heightened my need to explore form in a three dimensional way." - GREGORY JOHN FORD
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