Monday, March 20, 2017

International Collaboration Project: 'Into the Forest'







INTO THE FOREST - FAQ
WHAT IS INTO THE FOREST?
An international collaboration of polymer artists and enthusiasts. Inspired by the high altitude aspen groves in the Rocky Mountains, “Into the Forest” is an evolving mixed media international installation.
TELL ME MORE:
Imagine yourself in a forest. On the ground beneath a canopy of branches and leaves, unexpected life exists. Look closely, be amazed at the variety of these organic forms.
Be a part of our Forest and help it flourish! Create pieces which will form its life elements. We will combine them into living colonies of varying shapes, colors and sizes. We are looking for 1000s of elements, created by our international polymer community, to inhabit our Forest.
WHO IS ORGANIZING THE INSTALLATION?
Laura Tabakman, Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO POLYFORM FOR UNDERWRITING OUR PROJECT WITH THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION OF POLYMER CLAY.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL THIS INSTALLATION TAKE PLACE?
November 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
A preview of Into The Forest will be on display at Synergy4 in Valley Forge PA in August 2017.
I HAVE ALREADY SEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF AN INTO THE FOREST INSTALLATION IN PHILADELPHIA ON FACEBOOK. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
The first version of Into The Forest is currently on display in Philadelphia through December 2016, created by Laura Tabakman and Emily Squires Levine, with the help of Julie Eakes, Libby Mills and Nancy Travers.
We are hoping that the much larger November 2017 installation will be filled with your contributions.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Organic forms, from simple to complex. See inspiration and examples posted on this Facebook page and on Instagram (intotheforest17). We prefer elements inspired by a real forest, so please, no fairies or gnomes at this time.
HOW MANY?
The more the better. We want multiples of each element you make, with a minimum of 10, a maximum of infinity, so less complex forms, but more of them, is preferred. Variety is good, as long as there are at least 10 of the same idea. We will be building colonies, which overlap and create an environment which is more complex than the individual.
There is no restriction to size or color.
WHAT ELSE?
We likely will alter your pieces (drill holes, attach them to other pieces, hang them, etc.) so as to create a cohesive installation. Your pieces will not be returned. Instead, we hope to use them again in future incarnations of the installation. We will be posting pictures of all the work as we receive it. If you don’t want your work photographed and made public, please let us know in advance.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION?
Postmarked by April 4, 2017
WHERE DO WE SEND OUR ELEMENTS?
Laura Tabakman
137 Alleyne Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Email us at intotheforest17@gmail.com or message us through Facebook
Thank you in advance, we are looking forward to your great contributions to the project!
Laura, Emily and Julie

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