Description My heart aches still, just a little, for the ROK. It was one country I never thought I would visit, let alone live in for two years! I am used to traveling and exploring different cultures, but Korea was such a change to Europe! For the first several months, I struggled with the food. I missed bread and cheese so much. Korea does have nice bread and cheese, but they are expensive. Now, I need a Korean food fix regularly. I ate so much Kimchi Chigae when pregnant. It was two wonderful years of great personal growth, and wonderful adventures. The woman was in traditional Hanbok singing at a cultural village in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do, in the south of South Korea. She was on show for visitors. I was walking by her thatched roof house when she came out waving her fan and singing. The montage is filled with places and seasons, historic structures, statues, and monuments. The rugged mountains and skyscrapers. I have not included too many people in this portrait. Perhaps I will do another Korea portrait with more people constructing it.
Evelyn Curry, Hurlburt Field, Florida Member Since January 2019 Artist Statement “Everyone takes photos. We fill our phones with photos of family, friends, the food, the experiences we are having. And what are we doing? Recording our memories. Proof we were there. We share our photos. We scroll back through all those moments and smile as we relive that memory.
Each new place I visit, I take photos of everything. Once the trip is finished, I upload and edit through my memory cards selecting the best elements. I focus on the moments that pertain to my recollections. And soon a new photograph is constructed. A single image I can enjoy in my home, hanging in a place of recognition for reflection. Those details, my feelings, my reactions to my surroundings digitally captured, the iconic monuments and landscapes, the people and the colors. A visual tapestry woven together for my eyes.
Evelyn makes digital collages/montages using Photoshop. She is very particular to only uses her travel photographs to create montages. Evelyn shares her memories and thoughts of that place: how it felt to be in that moment. Often memories are embellished and exaggerated, or fuzzy and missing some details. Memories are not an accurate portrayal of what was/is there. Her finished images are dreamlike, illusions: some elements grab the eye, while others recede in the background. Cut, layered, erased, re-arranged photographic pieces; altogether forming a new photograph, a culmination of the memory.
Evelyn grew up reading National Geographic magazines, animal encyclopedias and watching David Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries, and the wanderlust and desire to travel developed. Since graduating with a BA Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, in the UK, Evelyn has completed online classes and courses in traditional painting, figurative drawing, portraiture and photography, as well as marketing and business courses.
Evelyn has exhibited in galleries and shows in London, Miami, Tokyo, Chicago, Cambridge, Lisbon, and Gwangju, South Korea. Evelyn has received awards for her Photo Montage work and Photography work from Fusion Art, London International Creative Competition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Your Shot National Geographic and Artavita. Her travel photography has been featured with Lonely Planet, and Vibes Photography.
Evelyn takes commissions for custom Photo Montage Art and Portraits in oils, watercolor or pencil.
Evelyn sells her work with Imagekind.com. Her Travel Photography work is sold with Dreamstime.com.
Evelyn has just recently relocated to Florida with her husband and son. She saves all her spare pennies for future travel trips. Evelyn is involved in her local church. Her other interests include reading pre 20th century literature while enjoying a hot cup of English tea, the beach and hiking.