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"Only the Low Hum of the Wind Persisted"

  acrylic and mixed media on panel
  18" x 24"

"A.E. Ryan's reliquaries and architectural tableaux ... stand out for their beauty and wry sense of humor. Ryan creates elaborate stage sets within ornate frames, evoking a lot of depth out of a little space ... She conflates the lullaby majesty of...landscape, architecture, and art history with the ordinary meanderings of everyday life in a way that's bound to spark a chuckle ... The magnificent scene, then, is a stage for comic, petty foibles. For all the beauty that surrounds us, we still put blinders on and bicker over underwear. Lucky for us.  Ryan loves the beauty and laughs at the foibles."                                             –  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe      

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