A dedication to realism, an intimate understanding of the natural world and an awareness of Spirit in all living forms are the foundation of Friedrike Merck’s award winning sculpture.

Classically grounded, Merck’s bas relief portraits capture a sense of modernity in their dynamic compositions while her bronze medallions continue the time honored tradition of memorializing significant people and places.

The New York based sculptor began her passion of making something out of nothing in childhood years; building tree houses, inventing pastimes and engaging in direct experiences with the natural world.