Lydia Ritter, who goes by Lido, is a 17 year-old artist who lives in Florida. She often creates intricate, multi-medium collages. She is always most creative while in a heightened emotional state – usually when she’s angry, according to her mom. Learn more about Lido by reading our interview with her that can be found below.
Click on any of the above images to view a gallery of Lido’s work.
Describe your style of work.
I never really think of my style of work and I still don’t know what my “style” is, but if I had to describe it I would say it’s kind of “mysterious” [laughs]. I can’t think of the right word but my work makes people question why certain things are on the page together. My work is really just my brain and thoughts thrown on paper and sometimes even I don’t know what it means.
Describe your creative process. How do you start a new piece?
I don’t really have a “creative process” or a set thing that I do every time I start a piece. I never plan a piece, it just happens. Most of the time it’s when I’m feeling any sort of emotion. My mom once told me “Lydia, you know what I noticed: I only see a new painting or drawing after you’re mad!” – which is honestly very true [laughs]. When I’m sad, mad, or super happy I channel it all into art.
What is it that inspires you the most?
The thing that inspires me the most out of any thing are my experiences in life. Each piece is a reflection of anything I’m feeling after something happens whether its good or bad.
Pictured above: Lido
What does art mean to you?
Art, to me, means everything. I think it kind of makes me who I am.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I have no clue whatsoever where I see myself in 5 years. I don’t plan on looking that far ahead anytime soon. I’m just going with whatever life throws at me.