Frederick Gregory, in his own words, has always worked with the landscape. His latest works are a response to the forces of land, wind and water. To create them he employs the primordial character of granite with 21st century high-tech stainless steel.
Frederick has travelled from his native California to Japan and Brazil in the decades-long evolution of his art. He has professional associations with icons of 20th century landscape creation, Japanese-American sculptor and landscape designer Isamu Noguchi and Brazilian landscape architect, artist and plant collector Roberto Burle Marx.
Frederick spent 20 years living and working in rural Brazil, where he made a home with his wife. A journalist of note in the fields of architecture, the arts and the environment, Frederick has often etched his poetry into the base of his sculpture.
His conclusive style includes the development of granite as independent sculpture with abstract landscape compositions. His work reflects both the transcendental character of the Japanese garden and the exotic feeling of the Brazilian tropics.
Now living on the Monterey Peninsula, Frederick writes: "I have sought to walk along these afore trodden paths, now watching as Nature is forced to quell and dwindle amidst our contrite capsule of time. In defense, I bring forth symbolic abstractions in the very granites which compose these landscapes, etched for contemplation with veracious warrants."
In the recent decade, his work has primarily concentrated on large scale granite water features, while combining granite's historical character, with its little-realized stature as an ultimate medium of abstract art. His influences from Japan and Brazil are pleasingly apparent, and his work can been seen in numerous collections in Brazil, Canada and in the US.