Ariella Friend is a Sydney based artist. Working in an expanded practice Friend’s work challenges the boundaries between painting, sculpture and public spaces. She is particularly interested in the way art can engage audiences in public spaces. Her work also attempts to promote an understanding of the complexity of the issues of consumerism and recycling whilst looking at the way we value modest every day materials.
“By combining the traditional artist techniques of painting, cutting and assembling with non traditional artist materials such as single use plastics and discarded materials, I create sculptural forms and installations that are bold, multi layered, contemplative and dynamic.”