RACHEL REYNOLDS Z
ARTIST. EDUCATOR. OPTIMIST.
Born 1978 in Michigan, Rachel earned a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit (2000) and a MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier (2007). Recently, Reynolds Z’s work was selected to appear in the Midwest edition of New American Paintings.
Rachel is a fan of discovery, live music, nature & adventure. Living the life in Hamtramck, she shares a studio and often collaborates with her ruggedly handsome sculptor husband, Robert Zahorsky.
“Why potatoes?” people ask.
“Because they are loaded with meaning…!”
It [the potato] is democratic in that it is present on the dinner plates of both the rich and poor, consumed by supporters of both the left and right. Potatoes serve as a representation of sustenance, and value is embodied in that sustainability despite their modest appearance.
What do they mean to you?
Holy Sustenance, acrylic & oil on canvas