Pat Frederick has worked as a veterinarian since 1966 primarily with the Horse and retired to sculpt and weld steel to capture the essence of horses and other critters.
Her veterinary patients frequently show up in her sculptures. The love of history of art and the history of the horse have combined to show up as her main theme: “we are made heroes by the horse”. It only takes a monument or two in Greece or a park in the US to see how honored we are by being on top of a horse. Horses raise humans above their fellow man. Be we military generals or a 6 year old girl, the horse gives us a place of honor and makes us feel like kings and queens.
Pat has shown in galleries in Tucson, Arizona: Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop, The Pink Door Gallery at Old Town Artisans, Tohono Chul Park, The Drawing Studio, CRIZMAC , Empire Ranch Foundation Western Art Sale and Tucson Jewish Community Center Sculpture Garden. Sculptures now reside in Australia, Tanzania, Tucson and other US cities.
Pat exhibits during an annual Tucson Pima Arts Council Open Studio Tour, held in November, which is very interactive as clients take a walk around the studio and surrounding desert paths with coyotes, horses and occasional cats and zebra.
She has always made time for art and did a ceramic certificate and an associate diploma in painting while in Australia. Today the challenge to capture essence and to represent movement and anatomy in a contemporary fashion is paramount.