Seth Friedman

Seattle, WA

Born in Manchester, Connecticut, Seth Friedman was the unexpected third of triplets. He has no formal art training, but uses formative experiences from his childhood to influence his work. He aims to reframe the role of public art in modern society. In 2013, he carved a piece of ancient Persian Travertine marble into a 5-foot-tall pinkish “greeter” figure on a pedestal set in Victor Steinbrueck Park. Amidst scenic vistas, totem poles and the transient crowd, Friedman creates an unexplained, temporary, mysterious focal point, like a stick in a river. He doesn’t know where his forms come from or what they mean. They feel like mysteries to him, and all he knows is when to stop.


Mad Campus

September 13 - October 25, 2014

From September 13 to October 25, 2014, the University of Washington welcomed MadArt’s latest public art installation, Mad Campus, onto its grounds. In this exhibition, 12 temporary, site-specific works by 13 artists were displayed in various outdoor locations on the UW campus. Inspired by their locations, from hidden nooks to...

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