Into The Forest, the long-awaited collaborative polymer installation spearheaded by Laura Tabakman, Julie Eakes and Philadelphia’s own Emily Squires Levine opens this Friday at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.
I can scarcely believe that it’s been more than a year since Laura announced the project at Eurosynergy and requested contributions from the polymer community. They responded with enthusiasm: polymer artists from 27 countries around the world and 37 States around the US sent an abundance of hand-fabricated floral and faunal elements inspired by their geographically-diverse environments. Into The Forest is more than an art installation; it is a celebration of diversity and unity. A virtual global forest.
A small version of Into The Forest had its first public showing in Philadelphia as part of a larger “Constructing Organics” show which ran at the Park Town Place Gallery from September 2 to December 30, 2016. Emily, Laura and Julie have spent this past year working to make Into the Forest come to life in Pittsburgh.
Here are pictures of contributions from the Philadelphia polymer community that we made under Emily’s instruction at a meeting of the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild.
See you in Pittsburgh!