Friday, August 07, 2015

Phlegm's "The Forest" Project in Epping Forest, UK

From 1st of August through 31st of August, Phlegm will be doing a specific solo project titled "The Forest" around Epping Forest, UK. During this period the artist will produce one single piece each day and leave it in the woodlands for by passers to discover it, or nature to take care of it. The idea is to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors, escape the modern life and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Sheffield-born artist announced he will be uploading the photos of the finished works at the end of each day on his Instagram, and the pieces shared the past 6 days are promising an interesting rest of the month. Here is what Phlegm has to say about this unique concept:
During August i'll be doing a project in Epping forest. A twelve mile stretch of ancient english woods stretching from Wanstead flats up to Epping. Every day i'll be doing a small installation or artwork within the boundaries of the forest. Its a project where i can immerse myself, be playful and site specific, where i can escape emails and modern life for a while and just work in the woods. Some work is premade but most of it will be done during the project, using the forest as my studio. All artwork will be in view so please no digging and foraging. To lower my impact on the woods each day i will refill my empty bag with litter found on my way. Each day of my artist residency in the forest i'll upload a new artwork on my instagram. Once a week i'll update this blog with a more detailed roundup. The project will end with a short video documenting the whole month of artwork.
Stay tuned for more info and footage from this project and make sure you take your chances to track down some of the pieces if you're in the area.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Phlegm! A few days ago, I discarded a double mattress into my front garden in Capel road E7, in reaqdiness to take it to the local council dump. I didn't get the chance. Someone took it, I noticed it literally accross the road near a dense bush where I believe a homeless person was sleeping. This was I think the 5 or 6th August two or three days ago. Just two weeks ago my eldest brother was sleeping on this mattress when he visited me from Stoke on Trent. Then on Friday the 7th August, my best mate called around and asked if I seen 'The amazing street art painted on a mattress resting on a tree opposite my house. When I saw it I was gob smacked! WOW! my/our dumped worthless old tired knackered mattress had been transformed into something of wonder and beauty. People were stopping their cars and taking photo's it caused such a stir. Today, (yesterday now) The 8th which is my sons 9th Birthday, I noticed the mattress had fallen down. So I took a hammer and nail and a bit of wood and nailed it upright to the tree, so all could enjoy this wonderful piece. It was only then I saw your name on the back. Just a few hours ago as I was going out, I saw two guys in a white van stop a take the art. I was tempted to stop them and or take their number plate. But something stopped me. I now wish I had. I've lived in Forest Gate for 30 years and know 'The Forest' well. I absolutely love the concept. And the work you've created around it is truly astounding, I was genuinely touched by this piece. Thank you so much. Phil Tunnicliffe
    PS. I'm a television cameraman, with broadcast HD kit who started out as a stills photographer many years ago. If I can ever be of assistance in any way to help you. please drop me a line. I have no commercial interest whatsoever and my offer is purely for arts sake and gratis. Kindest regards
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