Robert Forman: The Journey of Self and Other

York, Hildreth
April 2000
Surface Design Journal;Spring2000, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p32
Trade Publication
The article offers information on artist Robert Forman who makes textile motifs, and his works of thread. It mentions that Forman received the B.F.A. degree from Cooper Union, New York City, and his achievements include a Fulbright Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. It mentions how he came to know about the yarn painting by the Huichol Indians of Mexico, and learned their culture and language, the scenes and symbols of which he incorporates in his work. It states that Forman uses every type of thread such as silk, cotton and linen for his yarn paintings, and utilizes standard glues on masonite. Some of his works include Nierica, portraying the material and spiritual lives of the Huichol Indians, and Journey, documenting the artist's personal history.


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