Not What It’s Stacked Up to Be

Entering the World Class Boxing gallery, you notice a waist-high stack of Styrofoam cups. What is this crap? you think to yourself, but you are transfixed. Magic seems to emanate from this sculpture. You look around at the other pieces in the group exhibit (“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” curated by Desiree Cronk), but you are drawn back to the beautiful stack of Styrofoam cups, a masterpiece created by artist Tom Friedman.

“My work comes from a Buddhist meditation practice, which involves a process of seeing things afresh all the time, with simplicity and clarity,” Friedman explains. “Like a tree in your front yard that you pass by every day — over time you forget about its beauty.” Experience the beauty of Styrofoam this Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, call 305-438-9908 or visit
Fri., Oct. 10, 2008


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