Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
For some people, Mardi Gras, can be considered year round in comparison to celebrating Halloween. For me, as not just an artist, but a Baker as well, my creativity is in constant demand. Particularly, when Mardi Gras, approaching and King Cakes, become the talk of the town. The symbolic baby, known as the "King Cake Baby", is considered great luck for the year. As I was looking directly at the bag of King Cake babies, it dawned on me to create something weird, novelty, macabre, and over the top, muck like the way Mardi Gras is represented by people who celebrate the tradition.
Born and raised in Lakeland, FL, this emerging artist soon started his fascination with color, pattern, and drawing, at the age of 6. Simply, drawing stick figures that included the minute details of design, facial features, and landscapes, has a therapeutic flair for more than just drawing. At age 13, he experimented with life drawing, sculpture, as well as still-life, feeling that details were his best challenge and strength as an artist. Awarded, 2nd place at Lakeland Highlands Middle School, for creating a graphite rendering of a church's architectural building, which entailed everything from the windows, to the parking lot fixtures. Mr. Reynolds, has a unique approach to composition and working in a collage fashion with his various subject matter. His medium is either acrylics as a single applied choice, or his most frequently and versatile preference, which is the mixed medium of combining colored pencil with acrylic. Detail of the work is important that the subject has towards giving the perspective, as well as composition, resulting into Realism. Not only does this movement influence his art, but has also derived from Surrealism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, and Pop Art, among his various paintings. Graduating, with a B.F.A., in Illustration, from the Savannah College of Art and Design, in 2008. Mr. Reynolds, moved to Nashville, TN in 2009, volunteering, exhibited, and working as a gallery coordinator for the Tennessee Art League and has been featured in many artist venues such as, BB Kings, Out Central, Canvas Lounge, Untitled Artists, 508 Lofts, Raw Artists, Frothy Monkey, as well as Barnes and Noble (Vanderbilt).