Sheree Friedman’s fine art background and undergrad in architecture from Pratt Institute surface in her mixed media works; architectural sections of Greenhouses are glimpsed through layer upon layer of floating orchids, figures, seed pods and light orbs, all adrift in “A Sea of Memories”.
Prints are created, from her collages, made of original drawings, found images, zine clippings, acetate, old photos, architectural plans, dried plants, sand, and other materials. These prints are enhanced with layers of oil, acrylic and additional collaging. The final High Definition print image is resin coated and matte plexi sandwiched to further enhance the underwater and reflective qualities of the work.
Friedman’s work ranges from figurative to abstraction, and is often laced with soft purples and subtle light. Her experience with meditation and as an energy healer, manifest “warm waves” in the artwork that release stress and worldly concerns. She describes the viewing of art as a form of meditative absorption, a method that leads to true understanding. “When I work, either as a channel for assisting others with their healing or creating artworks, I connect with my own inner divinity and light,” Friedman says. “This enables me to best sense, witness, and connect with core energies in all things.”
Sheree Friedman lives and works in New York City and Belvedere, California.