Born in Florida, Fredericks attended the University of Alfred in New York. After working and producing a body of work at Pillchuck Glass School in Washington, Fredericks became the first studio manager, volunteer coordinator at The Crucible in Oakland California. His studio is at the American Steel warehouse building in Oakland and he is a regular exhibitor at Burning Man.
Exsucitare Triectus ( “Passage of awakening”)
This sculpture is a relic of galactivated* passage for all beings.
The husk of the portal is a symbol of all directions coming to one point, which is where you will stand when crossing the threshold of two 1000lb ring vessels counter rotating around you.
These ring vessels have an enormous range of content, from intelligent lights, steam, fire, water, and fog. The symbols on the rings represent the four elements that they produce. When fire or other vapors are released into the ring vessels they create a tangible elemental wormhole effect that one may, or may not choose to pass through.
Your passage and cleansing of fire leads you down the bridge and delivers you back to a different time, space, and point of consciousness.
* Galactivation: This is a term I self-discovered that I feel accurately represents the intentional awareness and humility necessary to actively observe the multitude of parallels between the micro/macro verse, with relation to our place and gratitude for symbiotic resonance.
This monumental sculpture is a relic of spiritual unity. This sculpture is a centerpiece for a piece not yet made entitled Temple of the Techno Crones.
Tapsaya was selected for The Spirit of the Man Exhibition because of its architectural reference to the “Barn” on the Voigt Ranch designed by Al Voigt. The Barn is more than a barn, serving also as a studio space and the heart of activities at the Ranch.
This fountain is a Gemini. The incarnation of Springwater is a tranquil, sublime reference to the interaction of seemingly dissimilar elements. The centerpiece is hand blown glass that contains a constant vortex of water, illuminated from below. And at times a flicker then steady flame will also turn into a vortex within the airspace of the water vortex.