Ioana Friedman

Founder & Editor
The Daring
    
Location: South Orange, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Biography: Ioana Friedman was born in Bucharest, Romania, and came to the U.S. as a refugee at twelve years old. She studied visual arts at the Duke Ellington School of Arts in D.C. and earned a BFA in Media Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. For... read on
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On The Daring: Notes On Living With Plants
ioana friedman with artwork by aster reem david
Dec 5, 2020
Location: South Orange, N.J.
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Artwork: Aster Reem David

Text: Ioana Friedman

"Botanica is a visual study of micro-ecosystems, the backbone of our biosphere. The ecosystem depends on these micro-ecosystems to survive. Yet, they are often overlooked in mainstream discourse about the environmental crisis. This work seeks to create a visual space for vital mini-ecologies to coexist before their imminent extinction." — Aster Reem David
Findings and observations from someone without a green thumb.

I am not a plant person. I have never had a plant survive, not even a cactus. Years before we started dating, my husband Dov tended to backyard trees, bushes, and flowers with his family...[read on]

Notes On Living With Plants — The Daring Media Blog
Findings from someone without a green thumb. Artwork by Aster Reem David.
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