FRIEDMAN, Tom

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Description

Unfound Object
2008
Mixed media on board
48 x 69 x 3 1/4"
"Art, for me, is a context to slow the viewer's experience from their everyday life in order to think about things they haven't thought about. Or to think in a new way." Tom Friedmans approach to understanding the world and its logic has long been expressed through the laborious, painstakingly precise and unexpected materials that he uses. His work is often autobiographical, recreating random elements from his own life and surroundings. To create these sculptures and objects, he uses everyday materials including Styrofoam, paint, paper, spaghetti, drinking straws, cards, clay, wire, plastic, hair and fuzz. Unfound Object with its random assortment of materials and objects suggests all the detritus that, having no value, remains unfound and unwanted.

Date

2008

Creator

FRIEDMAN, Tom
b. United States, 1965

Source

Gift of Joe Barron

Identifier

2013.004.001

Citation

FRIEDMAN, Tom and b. United States, 1965, “FRIEDMAN, Tom,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed November 30, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7634.