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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Allen Friedman

Home 100 Fox Hollow Drive County: cuyahoga
cleveland Ohio 44124 United States



Beyond the usual, beyond the ordinary. This is Maverick Artistic.

Maverick Artistic is a creative haven where cosmic energy is transformed into captivating art, fashion, and music. From mesmerizing stainless steel sculptures to cutting-edge cosmic space art and apparel that ignites your spirit, Friedman’s creations will transport you to a realm of celestial bliss.


Friedman Artistry is the name of an artist and his company, WAVEFORM unique. The artist, Allen J. Friedman, is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Friedman uses his experience in a sheet-metal shop to create luminous metal sculptures. His work is inspired by ocean waves and galaxies, reaching  the stars, using the stunning gleam of stainless steel.

From the Depths to the Cosmos: A Universal Dance:

Waveform’s sculptures have transcended their initial inspiration in the ocean’s embrace. A closer look reveals a deeper connection to the vastness of space. Just as ocean waves ripple outward from a central disturbance, the majestic spiral arms of galaxies like our Milky Way unfurl from a central core. Both represent the awe-inspiring power of gravity sculpting vast landscapes, one in water, the other in the swirling dance of stars, gas, and dust.

Beyond the Surface: Unveiling the Universal Form:

The rhythmic, undulating forms captured in Waveform’s metal sculptures resonate far beyond the ocean’s surface. They embody a universal language of motion. The artist’s keen eye translates the mesmerizing curves of a crashing wave into a sculpture that evokes the swirling elegance of a galactic spiral arm. This unexpected connection invites viewers to contemplate the unseen forces that shape both our planet and the wider universe.

 MUSIC: Musical Artist, Award Winning Composer/Songwriter, Jazz/ Rock/ Classical/ Keyboardist and Educator, Allen Jay Friedman (Allen Jay) is a Keyboard Master. He plays the musical spectrum. At the Keys for over 55 years…” to Express the Art of Music Design.” I create from the palette of musical color and texture. I Then Tell A Story Through My Musical Arrangements. A composer should never put limitation on himself by achieving in one genre of music and say, “that’s it, I’m satisfied,” but should have freedom of expression in all there is…like the billions of stars, I am a “GALAXY BEING,” – no more, no less. Music Without Boundaries!

EXPERTISE:  Composer of Original Music. ”To Express The Art Of Music Design.”  Private Study with noted Jazz Pianist Bill Gidney (1980-1981) Lecturer, Teacher of Jazz History, Cleveland State University. Private Study with Well-Known Jazz Pianist DR. Joseph A. Howard (1981-1982) Professor of Music, Cuyahoga Community College, Head of Jazz Studies, Cleveland Music School Settlement.  Study of Orchestration with Samuel Adler (1983-1985)  Extensive Study of Theory, Chord Voicing and Scale Treatment (1983-1985) Obtained the first Moog Synthesizer in the Cleveland area for Study in Application and Usage of Electronic Instruments in Music. (1970.) State-Of-The-Art In-Home Studio Constructed Specifically to Handle Original Music Design and Creation.(1985-Present)

AWARD WINNING MUSIC: Original Music for advertising. Scored numerous projects including original music for The Cleveland Clinic, Siemens, Ohio Bell, Oldsmobile, Jaguar, Estee Lauder, Chic Jeans, Christmas Opening for The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, World Wine Import Company, Child World, Crime Stoppers, Innovations, Suddenly Sun, Kent State Liquid Crystals, Holmes/ Chavez Fight Open, Las Vegas. My Electronic Music was featured at the Comdex Computer Convention. I am Published in Articles on Constructing the Music Score, MIDI and the Tapeless Studio, Digital Sampling and Arranging.

STARFORM COSMOS  is a cutting edge cosmic space apparel company providing stylish and unique art, clothing and accessories. Their unique designs are inspired by the outer limits of space and feature interstellar landscapes, star fields, and galaxies that will turn heads wherever you go. Offering apparel such as cosmic tees, hoodies, tech, and more, Starform Cosmos is the perfect choice for those who appreciate the wonders of the cosmos and want to bring a little bit of it with them wherever they go. Whether you’re looking for a cool statement piece, a gift for someone special, or just want to add a little bit of cosmic flair to your wardrobe, Starform Cosmos has you covered! ”Style To Soar: Unleashed With Starform Cosmos!”


Add a touch of cosmic wonder! Transform your surroundings with stunning celestial art! Bring the vast beauty of the cosmos into your space! Be captivated by the beauty of the cosmos every time you step inside! Infuse your walls with the mysteries and magic of the universe! ”Style To Soar: Unleashed With Starform Cosmos Stellar Art! Friedman Artistry is a creative studio that brings the beauty of the cosmos to life through art, fashion, and music. From luminous metal sculptures to cutting-edge cosmic apparel, Friedman’s work is sure to inspire and amaze.


An Epic Sci-Fi Short Story Awaiting Your Imagination! -a composer’s music signals inadvertently reach an undiscovered alien civilization sparking access to universal knowledge.
The Frequency, an electrifying tale that seamlessly blends, music, discovery, and the infinite wonders of the universe.
”The Frequency” is a testament to the boundless potential of human creativity and the unity of the human and extraterrestrial experience. It invites us to ponder our place in the vastness of the cosmos, while marveling at the infinite possibilities that lie just beyond the reach of our perception.


Artist Statement

The creative journey is a never-ending one. There is always more to learn, more to explore, more to create. As we continue on our journey, we grow and evolve as artists and as individuals. We discover new depths within ourselves, and we learn to see the world in new and unexpected ways.
The creative process is a gift, a treasure to be cherished. It is a way for us to express ourselves, to connect with others, and to make a difference in the world. So let us embrace the journey, and let us see where it takes us!


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