We’ve been questioned many times about the striking art hanging on the walls at Sacramento Pipeworks. The current show is by local artist Christopher Frieders whose steel and metal sculptures are inspired by the area in which he grew up and now lives – the Sacramento River Delta. Freiders says: “My work captures the spirit of the rugged California landscape from coastlines and inland mountains, to the stillness of its valley nights.” A farmer by trade, and fifth generation on his family's farm near Walnut Grove, he has spent his entire life tending and caring for trees and vines. “I have always been passionate and proud of producing crops that people appreciate, and now my art is an extension of this.” Freiders believes California's agricultural industry and lush central valley is being lost sight of and its history more distant. The notion of small agriculture in California is slowly fading into a quiet collective memory, along with the many generations of family farms. “This art helps me feed the passion of creating something that comes from nature; these works preserve it indefinitely.” All of Freider's sculptures are very reasonably priced and can be viewed at Pipeworks during regular business hours.
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