Crystal Cudworth

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MFA Thesis Exhibition: "Same Story, Fish Story," at the Cyclorama, Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, May 11-13, 2015
 
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Fishermen Mending Nets: New Bedford, Oil on linen, 10 x 20 inches, 2015
 
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Installation view of mahogany shelves including rope, pipe, can, net, and chain
 
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Buoy, Oil on linen, 72 x 72 inches, 2015
 
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Installation view
 
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Blake, Watercolor, 5 x 5 inches, 2015
 
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Ben, Watercolor, 5 x 5 inches, 2015
 
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Ben and Blake on Buddy Davis Boat, Watercolor, 5 x 6 inches, 2015
 
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Red Snapper, Watercolor, 5 x 6 inches, 2015
 
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Off the Shore: Wind and Water, Oil on panel, 4 x 10 inches, 2015
 
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Seagull, Watercolor, 8 x 10 inches, 2015
 
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Kite Fishing: Pompano Beach, Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, 2015
 

"Same Story, Fish Story" at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts sought to raise questions about the sudden decline in the fishing industry in the United States. Memories and connections of growing up in a fishing family fueled this project that manifested an interdisciplinary practice engaged with the commercial fishing communities in New Bedford and Gloucester, Massachusetts. While heavily research-based, the installation ultimately depended on direct observation and social engagement with fishing communities. Witnessing present day fishing practices on the fishing docks and small boats were translated into the paintings which comment on decline.

 
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