Frederick Eversley was born in Brooklyn in 1941. He originally worked in the engineering and aerospace industry before joining the artist community in Venice, California, in 1964. While sharing a studio with Charles Mattox, Eversley developed a technique of centrifugal casting of multi-color, multi-layer, concentric ring sculptures made of plastics. The highly translucent, reflective surfaces of these sculptures produced an optical experience at once elegant and mystical. Eversley continued using basic geometric forms to experiment with light refraction, and in the 1970s incorporated parabolic curves into his work that evoke mirrors or large lenses.