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Ria Brodell  Boston, MA

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About Ria

The Distant Lands are a beautiful place, vast, uninhabited and unblemished by human influence. There are many different creatures living here. I carefully observe these creatures and their social interactions. My drawings and sculptures are an attempt to represent them and record their characteristics and behaviors.

For instance, the Wormbunnies were the first creatures I observed. They are gentle and curious animals that live in small communities. They are very social and travel often. Similarly, The Whale and his friend the Submarine journey everywhere together. I would characterize them as old friends and they seem to be highly regarded by the other creatures. The Birdmen, on the other hand, though intelligent and entrusted to spread the news, are rather apathetic to the dilemmas of the others. They often cause mischief. The Clumps and the Sodmonsters are the most troubled of the various creatures. They emerge from the land and can only be distinguished by their temperaments. The Sodmonsters are voracious and aggressive and are constantly vying for more territory. They have been continuously waging war on their more peaceful counterparts, the Clumps. This endless battling has caught the attention of even the most reclusive of the creatures in The Distant Lands.

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"Ria, You take my imagination to another place. thank you."

"Love Ria's style and work...I am honored to have a piece of original art hanging in my home."

"I would love to know the history between the Whale and the Submarine. I imagine that very early on, when they first met, there may have been conflict. Sub, at that time, was larger. The whale was not amused with the Subs presence and local proximity. The curious sub became annoying to the whale and the whale now, with that misterious grin - keeps the sub in line - and at it's current size ..... obviously there is more too .....Fantastic Raz! You have come along way and continue to take us with you! I am impressed and proud of you!"

"You are my favorite artist! The creatures you have brought to life in your drawings are amazing. You have such imagination and have had even as a child. So unique!"

"Ria: We thoroughly enjoyed your art work. Through your brilliant imagination, each picture told a story in itself."

"Ria your very talented and unique! Debi Tucker"

"I like how each creature has a personality; I could see myself befriending one of them. Great work!"

"...rad. I like your stuff a lot."

"Brilliant imagination. I love that there is a story behind each creature, not just the creature itself."

"I checked out the pictures on your website and I enjoyed escaping into this fantasy world."

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