The best in the figurative category is "Family Room." by [Rachel] Friedberg. Here, the family - apparently color reporductions of painted sculpture - is silhouetted against a stainless steel plate bordered by gray encaustic. Both "parents" are white - the father is dressed in a blue uniform - and the "daughter" is ebony. Above them, on the metal mirror, are photographs of two birds, their shapes repeated by incisions in the encaustic below. This is a cold, precise little composition that is very memorable."

-From the New York Times by Vivian Raynor
Sunday, December 16, 1979.

The Unwinding Grid: Rachel Friedberg's Encaustic Photocollages
by Patricia G. Berman