David Friedman

Cathedral Canopy

Cathedral Canopy
48 x 36



Artist Statement:

“Cathedral Canopy” is a magical corridor to the ocean.

Known as Beach Access No. 9 (Lanikai), the path is compelling. As I entered, I saw yin-yang shadows dancing brightly at my feet. Looking up, there was an amazing array of fragmented shapes described by the arcing branches above. I was transported in awe. It was like being in the magnificent vaulted open space of a light-filled cathedral. Above and below were so distinctive, so contrasting. If style is a “language”, this painting is bilingual. 


David Friedman was born in Chicago, art-schooled in Minneapolis (BFA) and Baltimore (MFA). Vivid color is his metaphor for spirit. He is an award-winning artist now living in Kailua, Hawaii.

As Painter, Graphic Artist, Exhibit Designer, Filmmaker and Teacher, his creativity is fueled by the dynamic matrix of Fine Art, Media Arts & Social Media, embracing influences from Vermeer to Vasarely to VR.