Forest Rogers, daughter of two painters, received an MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Forest has an eclectic history. She has painted nine-foot angels in a cathedral dome, and sculpted creatures that may dwell in your toybox. Creating education toys, she collaborated with palaeontologists on dinosaur prototypes, and with aquariums on sea life and poison dart frog models. In recent years she has focused entirely on her own art, exploring mythology, fairy and folktale, and the surreal.
Forest Rogers’ like to approach myths and tales and magical beings without presence, with what might be the fool’s heart-on-sleeve sincerity of purpose. To be a storyteller in the dark, a lens, a fishing-line in the Styx. A peephole rubbed on a frost-flowered window where the Snow Queen breaths. She would like to be a toymaker for Psyche. Forest would like to remember how to play, and to be a small reminder of realms sometimes forgotten.
Forest Rogers’ sculptures have been featured in notable magazine and books including volumes of Spectrum Fantastic Art, Infected By Art, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Polymer Journeys, ExtraART, Women of Wonder, and The Art of Creature & Character Design Vol. 3.
Group exhibition: “Serendipity” curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine