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About the Artist
Sabrina Frey, born in 1970, grew up in the mountains of Colorado, so it makes sense that most of her work is centered on some aspect of nature and the four seasons. As a student of interior design, she was first influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Today she looks to artists and designers such as Antoni Gaudi and Ran Hwang for inspiration. Sabrina’s bead work has developed over many years of study, research, and experimentation with different artistic mediums. Today she creates immersive and tactile mosaic paintings that can be experienced by all the senses. Her works are representational of life in that we are all made up of tiny particles. Going beyond the two-dimensional surface, she invites the viewer into her art to physically connect to it. The signs posted by her work read “Go ahead and touch me.” At first surprised that what they are seeing and touching is not a solid painting but a mosaic of beads, viewers are free to explore the texture, layers, and variety of color hues and tones. Sabrina has developed various non-linear methods in order to explore many diverse subjects. Laying the beads out with tweezers, then gluing them and letting them set however they please gives her pieces a sparkle that can’t be achieved if all the beads are lined up “like soldiers.” Lives and works in Mint Hill, NC.