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Evelyn Rydz  Boston, MA

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About Evelyn

I have always been drawn to the vastness and unpredictability of the sea and the objects it carries. A lost sneaker floating out at sea, a sun bleached plastic bottle resting on a rocky shoreline, an overturned satellite dish amongst a pile of rubble, or a pallet submerged deep below the ocean’s surface, each suggest leftovers from past events that have made them castaways in foreign landscapes. I am interested in stories of relocation and transformation that are embedded within these objects.

The root of my work is in exploring the details, the core elements that make something up, and which contain endless information about its past. Working from both observation and imagination, my drawings are based on possibilities of new environments and ideas of how future landscapes will evolve. Created from fragments of multiple places that I reorganize into new landscapes, they often exist as unexplored or forgotten islands drifting out at sea. These islands are comprised of disparate objects that have been lost, discarded, or defeated by momentous change. Underlying all of these landscapes is the inevitability, threat, and potential of change.

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"MY REVIEWpic a; jettison the craft of cultural livingpic b; natural synthesis of a communal life."

"These images are absolutely amazing! Very engaging.I can spend a lot of time looking at these, looks like so much detail!"

"Having lived near the Atlantic Ocean or Lake Ontario all my life, this interpretation of the consequences (or opportunities) of change seem very personal to me."

"Very interesting drawing. Strikes a cool balance between kindof chaos and stillness. As for the guy crying about the second one being a "blowup" of the other, I'm not sure your technique can be appreciated without giving it a view from a distance, and up close, since it seems like it deserves to be inspected at different vantages. Really enjoyed it."

"its reminescent of the venice PxOxP aftermath run down when the debris meets the sea .I could live there pyros an junkies."

"dear i like to stay with, i absolutely love this! i share the same love for the ocean and it??s outcast inhabitants. thanks so much for creating this, it??s amazing! lastly tank you"

"yeah, apocalyptic junk pile is a bit five or so years ago. the world really dosen't need more images of it. How about trying to make a positive work that is inspirational, that is what we need - not more cynical junk. are part of the solution or the problem."

"I've never seen anything like this. This is definately one of my favorites. It's absolutely awsome!"

"Interesting concept and work."

"Who says a color scheme has to be bold to be a color scheme? I love the washed out colors, they add to the eerieness. I have never seen an ocean, so this drawing intrigues me."

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