Osnabruck Diptych 2

TIMOTHY FRERICHS
Osnabruck Diptych 2, intaglio, ink, collage on handmade paper, 18" x 8"

Born in Forest City, Timothy Frerichs earned his B.A. with Departmental Distinction at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, then took an M.A. at the University of Iowa and stayed on to earn is M.F.A. in 1991. He went to the Universitaet Osnabrueck in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. He was a Visiting Artist at Truman State University in Kirksville, and was an Assistant Professor of Art at Central College in Pella from 1997-2006. He now is an Assistant Professor of art at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Frerichs appeals to those interested in botanical subjects and drawing as a tool of observation, and those who value the art of the line, calligraphic or representational. Tim's drawings, collages, and prints clearly follow from his interest in nature-especially botany-and attitudes pertaining to it. This interest extends into the categorization of plants. Tim writes in his most recent artist statement: "...I explore object gatherings (collecting/collections) for information and the creation of knowledge." Personal experiences reside alongside the scientific in Frerich?s' work. This series was inspired by pods and seedlings found along the Potomac River while visiting family. Recent years of hardship in his family has affected his work in no small way. He writes, "...my work also functions as personal reflections, meditations as well as symbolic investigations of the life process."

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