Frederic’s series was created in collaboration with the artist’s 28-year-old daughter, Abigail, who was diagnosed with Trisome 18, a genetic condition that is rarely survivable beyond infancy. Frederic used her daughter’s drawings as a foundation and point of departure for her work. “Her drawings are instinctive and intuitive which to me is where the essence of art lies,” Frederic said. “A primal human impulse is at the center of making art. My daughter has that essential impulse.”
Homage to Life will be on view in the Blowers Gallery through July 30 during regular library hours. For more information, including the library’s summer hours, visit the Library’s website or call 828.251.6336.