Fred is a Signature Member in the National Collage Society. His works reflect this award winning collage artist’s diverse cultural heritage.
Fred says,” Flirting at death’s door and embracing life’s beauty, have kept a honed edge on my creative expressions. Growing up with a multi-racial heritage in New York City, serving in Vietnam during the conflict, and living in Asia several years also helped shape my world. I share my beliefs, hopes and vision through various creative expression.”
Fred’s art calls us to a deeper examination of our spiritual, social and political condition. His detailed works are composed of hundreds of images. The images, some no larger than one-quarter inch, are painstakingly cut out with scalpels and fixed on the chosen surface. The original works are reproduced for the public in archival-quality prints.
In addition to creating his own artworks and commissioned works for others, Fred was President,Teacher Liaison and Producer in ‘The Picture Project’, a Washington based corporation. They invited elementary and middle school students to create art and voice opinions on topics of universal importance. Their three films, “Peace Looks Like This’, ‘This Is My Family’ and “My World of Black, White and Color’ received rave reviews at the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festivals.
An ongoing project takes place in the Hansville Wildlife Corridor (above Marker 14) and has spanned several years. Fred’s ‘Wood ‘n Stone Posts’ make use of the area’s wood, stone and plants to create thought provoking messages for trail users.
Fred has recently set his sights on sculpting. The seed of this vision is currently germinating and when it becomes clearer, he will move into this new (to him) field of creativity.