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EITAN-FRIEDMAN

JEWELLERY  WATERCOLOUR OIL                                   

 

CONTACT ME email: moef@aapt.net.au

Links to:

http://www.pinterest.com/eitanfriedman/pins/

eitanfriedman.tumblr.com

  google sites artistjeweller/Eitan

http://www.save-ningaloo.org/frames/media/friedman/friedman.html

http://www.creativecourses.com/

 http://www.visitfremantle.com.au/NR/rdonlyres/D51779AE-9B53-4DEC- 8358-FC4BDA1D8189/19297/COFfinal2PDF.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

Artist Eitan Friedman has lived in Fremantle Western Australia for the past thirty four years, cycling around town and swimming in South Beach. He grew up in Israel and studied mechanical engineering completed his B.Sc at the Technion in Haifa. After active service in the army ending in 1973 he came to live in Western Australia. Eitan studied Art and Design at Perth and Fremantle TAFE and has worked as an artist/jeweller, part time ceramic tiller and yoga teacher and engineer. Eitan has been exhibiting since 1992 and has had eighth solo exhibitions. He lives with his wife Margo O’Byrne. He has had one daughter Lee Dauven form his first marriage to Sara Friedman.

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JEWELLERY

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I continue to develop the work with a limitation on the technique, with the minimum of fabrication. This means that I don’t use much soldering, but instead I try to create with one piece. I’m looking for the feeling of antiquity in contemporary pieces. Fabrication is a useful technique and very powerful, but it creates a mechanical or industrial effect. What I’m after is the hand made effect; jewellery as art. It’s somewhat like painting, where every mark that ever went on the canvas is still there. In my pieces, the history of the work is shown and I try to make it look simple. In this way it has parallels to the way a blacksmith works, with hammer marks and heating, re-heating and beating. When the piece is finished, the marks are still there. The other parallel is origami, where you take a piece of paper and fold and re-fold to make a three dimensional piece where the first fold already directs the last fold

 

 

 

WATERCOLOURS

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Terrestrial orchids, I go out in the spring and look for the native terrestrial orchids in Perth’s special bushlands, such as Samson Park, Wireless Hill and Kings Park. I sit for a couple of hours and paint on site. That way I can capture the relationship between one or two orchids or between an orchid and the surrounding bush. Sometimes they feel like they are dancers, especially the spider orchids, sometimes they seem cheeky, as if they’re playing tricks. They are often hard to find, even when you look at them directly, but once you’ve seen them, especially when you sit to paint them they are a marvel. Other watercolours are painted during our trips in Western Aaustralia. Most are from the south- west, near Dunsborough and Quindalup and, Margaret River Elizabeth St Reserve and wetlands south of Perth. Others are from a recent trip to the Kimberley with Sam Lovell and from our ‘camps’ on our return trip through the Pilbra and the Murchison and to Ningaloo previously. Sitting on the ground means re-connect with the earth and it’s from this space that I paint.

 

 

 

OILS

 

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I incorporated a technique I have learnt from the Fremantle artist, Jill Kempson, which requires the designer to be careful and not loose the light. I try to build up transparent layers, and in this way I’m influenced by my affinity to watercolour

 

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My solo exhibition October/ November 2008

At Kidogo Fremantle

 

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RING  July 2009  Gold-18ct black-pearl steel

 

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BROOCH July 2009 Gold-18ct silver black-pearl fresh-water-pearl

 

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PENDANT August 2009

Diamond (pink Argyle). Gold-18ct (rose and white). Sterling silver

 

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RING   December  2009  Rose Gold-18ct Rubies

 

 

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RING  December 2009  Gold-18ct

 

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WORKS OF JEWELLERY, WATERCOLOURS & DRAWINGS

From the 2014 solo exhibition at KIDOGO

 

 

Links to:

http://www.pinterest.com/eitanfriedman/pins/

 

eitanfriedman.tumblr.com

 

 

           google sites artistjeweller/Eitan

 

          http://www.save-ningaloo.org/frames/media/friedman/friedman.html

 

         http://www.creativecourses.com/

 

 http://www.visitfremantle.com.au/NR/rdonlyres/D51779AE-9B53-4DEC- 8358-FC4BDA1D8189/19297/COFfinal2PDF.pdf

 

 Margo O’Byrne’s book ‘Left Unsaid’ http://www.margoobyrne.com.au

 

 

 

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RING  2014

diamond 24k gold