After completing “Intention” depicting a Phoenix rising, I was overwhelmed by the positive response I received. I had found a technique in which I enjoyed to work, which was also pleasing to others. The feeling of contentness I received from this, inspired me to continue sculpting. For the next piece I formed the intention of expressing my determination to come from within and express. The lion was the animal I chose for its power and strength. “Manifestation” is a project, which took five months to complete and has been a growing experience for me. My intention is to create timeless pieces that capture a spirit that will inspire others to reach for the creative spirit within themselves.
Biography: Stuart was born in South Africa in 1970. He grew up in the Northern Cape and attended school in Kimberley, where his interest grew in art, with art as a subject in matric in 1987. Not being able to study art further, he took his father’s advice, to do a trade apprenticeship in metal work, which he could later apply as an expression of his art. Over the next ten years he gained experience as a mechinist and turner, taught himself welding as well certain forging techniques. These techniques he applies today into various forms for functional and non-functional art. He currently resides in Noordhoek, near Cape Town and works from the African Forge near Kommetjie.
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