Deborah Forman 92 FAV
Based in Providence, RI
Stone Series, Small works Color, and its boundless capacity for space, expression, mood and psychology is at the forefront of my work. A recent trip through billion year old, rock canyons in Utah inspire this series of jewel- like, intense collages. They evoke materiality of stone, the push and pull of landscape, the spontaneity of brushstroke, and the presence of the hand. Ultimately, I hope to convey a sense of place and a wide range of feeling from the limitless, rhythmic interplay of color and form.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
The Atlantic Ocean, Geology, Quilts of Gees Bend, The Bauhaus
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
My time spent at RISD is forever integral to my creative life. RISD taught me about trusting the process, pushing yourself to your best potential, and the importance of mastery and craftsmanship.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Yes, I am excited to share two of my works on paper series- 'Stone' and 'Seams.'
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?:
Check out more of Deborah's work on our webpage.