oil on canvas (diptych); 15×44″

“I had been wanting to paint the plaster head molds in my bathroom. When the coronavirus surfaced this March and the toilet paper shortage arrived I thought I could create an allegorical painting about this current event. Thick impasto paint was applied to sculpt the image from life. I incorporated the two subjects into one and this diptych is the result, with irony playing a part in the pieces’ theme.”

ARTIST BIO: Todd Reynolds, born in Cincinnati, lives in Southeastern Ohio. He holds an MFA from Ohio University and paints in both oils and watercolors. He has received several Ohio Art’s Council Individual Artist Grants and his work has been shown widely in both solo and group exhibitions. Recently, Todd had work in the London Erotic Exhibition, London, England.