Frederick A Goldstein grew up in Westville, Connecticut, just outside of New Haven. Fred always enjoyed working with his hands and creating abstract forms. His formal, post high school education brought him to the south where he attended Tulane University. He later relocated to the mid-Atlantic region and eventually moved to South Florida for several years and is presently living in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
For four decades Fred has created sculptures. His pieces are publically displayed in government office buildings, community art centers, restaurants and small businesses.
From Fred: “I invite people to look at my work and view the pieces from their own perspective and life experience. My sculptures may communicate with you. Most of my sculptures purposely have no name so not to influence what others see.
Welding and forging techniques are used to shape, construct and give sculptures texture. The one of a kind works create unique forms with a free flowing movement. Welding and forging give me the ability to conceive and create sculptures so that shapes can be placed in juxtapositions that attract attention and challenge the mind.
The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, finding beauty from imperfection, has always intrigued me. I create for myself and if my sculptures communicate well with others their connection to my art is fulfilling.”