Artist’s Statement

Magnifying Glass in Frederick's Studio

Having for many years painted mostly figurative and surrealistic images, I am now working on largely abstract, landscape-based canvases. This evolution from image to abstraction has been dramatic and exciting for me. By controlling rather than repressing familiar forms of reference, abstraction creates a language whose interpretation and meaning is left to the viewer.
The paintings I have made in recent years are mostly monochromatic and based on controlled improvisation which I compare to guiding a raft through rapids: the river can’t be controlled, but one learns to steer the craft.

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  1. That’s a good one..I like it. one of my favorites..To the world you are one person and to one person you are the world.

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