Working on one specific shape at a time, her periods of abstract depictions included cakes, garbage cans, and carrots. With ritualistic reverence for each aspect of the process, Reyes’ art practice mirrored the repetition and order that were central to her daily life. Sticking true to her routine, after each completed piece, Reyes would carefully examine, cradle in her arms, and take her finished piece to certain cardinal points in the studio.


Evelyn Reyes worked at Creativity Explored from 2002 to 2017 and was known for her repeated abstract shapes in oil pastel on paper.