"I was blessed to be born in Abbeville, Louisiana - a small Cajun town. My travels around the world for fashion and art increased my appreciation for the unique culture, people, food, and environment we have in Louisiana.
Through my passionate, prolific approach to life and art, I seek to bring the outside in, resulting in a body of work that is multimedia, one-of-a-kind and refined: Raw, Elegant Design. I intuitively find beauty in all things natural, and bring out the primal sophistication that is hiding just under the surface. I collect authentic materials from all parts of the world. One of my favorite woods is sinker cypress - burled and ancient.
The pieces on display at the West Baton Rouge Museum were selected to give homage to a most genuine and kind man whom I've had the pleasure of calling a friend for over 20 years, Greg Guirard.
We shared two loves - photography and the incredible wood. Our wood was not the ordinary type, but that which had a former life under water in the bayous of Louisiana. After retrieval, drying, pressure washing, carving and hand rubbing, our wood's natural golden beauty tells a story.
I am proud to have know Greg - I have deep respect and appreciation for what he did. He willed me a piece of sinker cypress that I used to create a work called "The Madona" that I proudly display in my gallery in Baton Rouge."
- Rigsby Frederick
Experience "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" at West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen. The exhibition is showing June 17 - October 29, 2017.