Don Reynolds

Don states, “My work is all about ornamentation. Using simple forms as blank slates to adorn, I arrange repetitive marks into compelling patterns that celebrate both the objects and their users.  I reference the rich history of decorative language throughout the ages, and combine those findings with my attraction to the colorful spectacles of modern times including the circus, the rodeo, county fairs, Mardi Gras / Carnival, (punk) rock and roll, casinos, gay culture, and other assorted roadside attractions which exude a gaudy allure.  Contrasting colors and patterns celebrate the diverse range of personalities/possibilities that are revealed as the work progresses.”