MIPCES Exhibition: David Forlano

If you are a new visitor to Polymer Art Archive, you can find background about this event in the 2 posts, Past, Present Future and All About MIPCES.

UNTITLED, polymer clay painting

8” x 11”

For the MIPCES catalog in 1997, David Forlano, of Ford/Forlano, wrote:

David Forlano with his work at the MIPCES exhibition
David Forlano with his work at the MIPCES exhibition

“This series of polymer clay paintings and objects is a returning to a process in painting and imagery I was working with seven years ago. These ideas are made fresh by working with polymer clay as opposed to the paint I used.
I have found that the adding and subtracting of layers, a process I often use, works very well with polymer clay. It is my intention to make imagery that is evocative of landscape, still life and narration. I look for questions that are more satisfying when left unanswered.”

I cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn't interested in looking at art, talking about art and the making of art. In 1990 I earned a Phd in art history at the University of Maryland. My first experiences with polymer clay were in 1992, but I consider my real work with the medium to date from 1999.