Miriam Freidin is an artist who makes sculptures and assemblage from discarded objects, painted wood, pallets, metal, and household items found at local dumps, the beach or wherever they may appear. Her collages are memory forms transposing sacred family photographs, old textbooks, assorted objects and scrap metal. Miriam has studied collage and assemblage at Castle Hill Arts Center and with Mike Wright at Provincetown Art Association Museum and Paul Bowen at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts . Her art has been influenced by the Dutch sculptor Karl Appel and by Romare Bearden and Joseph Cornell. As an adult and child psychiatrist practicing in Lexington and Boston expressing feelings through art comes naturally to Miriam. On the weekends, she comes to Truro where she works in her basement studio and currently shows her work at the River Studio Gallery.