My work is an intuitive response to the landscape and the environment. By placing myself within the natural world away from technology with limited tools there is the opportunity to hear not only myself but the heartbeat of nature itself. The work then becomes a collaboration with nature where creative methods and natural boundaries are intertwined. My fear is that future generations will not have the opportunity to access this space and place.
Barbara A. Friedman is a visual artist whose career has encompassed painting, visual communications, and teaching on the university level. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, which led to a career in advertising and illustration, her MFA from William Paterson University with Honors where her focus was digital image manipulation and painting. Currently she is a Part Time Associate Teaching Professor at Parsons where she was honored with the Henry Wolf Award for Teaching Excellence and is currently teaching Integrative Studio and Visual Culture. Additionally, Barbara also teaches Color Theory and Application for William Paterson University.