Friedman is Professor emeritus from the UAlbany Department of
Mathematics where he taught from 1968 to 2000. In the fall 1971,
he enrolled in an adult education sculpture course at the University
at Albany. There he discovered his love of form and carving,
beginning a second career that he has enthusiastically pursued.
His work is influenced by Jean Arp (1887-1966), Constantin Brancusi
(1876-1957), Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), and Henry Moore (1898-1986).
In commenting on his work, Friedman says, “For me, sculpture,
like architecture, is a combination of form, space, and light.
My ideas come from various sources such as natural forms, topology,
landscape, windsurfing, and dance. I work in wood and stone
as I like the dichotomy that exists between the two: wood is
young and stone is ancient. Each have their own qualities and
I consider them wonderful friends. If you give them hours of
effort, they will reward you.”
Workshop in conjunction
GEOS, HYPERSEEING, and HYPERSCULPTURES
Nat Friedman, Instructor
A Workshop for Children
University Art Museum, University at Albany
The workshop is for children ages 4-11. Children 4-7 must be
accompanied by an adult. The workshop will be repeated on four
Saturday afternoons from 1-3 PM with a 10-minute break at 2
PM. A space must be reserved in one of the following sessions
as classes are limited to 20 pupils.
Session 1 - September 14
Session 2 - September 21
Session 3 - September 28
Session 4 - October 5
Reservations may be made by calling the University
Art Museum (UAlbany) 442-4035. Specify session # and date.
Nat Friedman: Form, Space, and
Friday, October 4 at 7:30 PM University Art Museum (Fine Arts
Building, Room 126) "Mathematics in Art and Architecture"
Nat Friedman, Professor Emeriti from the Department of Mathematics,
University at Albany, will show slides of his own work as well
as that of other sculptors whose work relates to mathematics.
He will also discuss the origins and applications of hyper-seeing,
a visual practice, which explores the possibilities of seeing
a stationary three-dimensional object from multiple views.