Soul Food Sister Brother
An NFT Collection By Reginald Baylor Studios
Soul Food Sister Brother is a NFT collection launching on the Ethereum blockchain which is cultivated by Reginald Baylor Studios.Soul Food Sister Brother is the beginning of a journey where a brother and a sister are city designers. Imagination is the muse as they blueprint a new world for us to step into with futuristic funk and astounding artistic aesthetic.The critically acclaimed artist is in the permanent collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Mandel Group, Pfister Hotel, West Bend Mutual, Zilber Foundation and many private collections nationally.Reginald Baylor Studios, in partnership with PerceptForm and friends, join forces to present Soul Food Brother Sister to the world.
“Was I inspired by an early morning drive on the way to church in the station wagon with my wife and my two sons, that, before Louis finishes serenading Ella, we’ve navigated in, through, and out of abandonment with sophisticated realms of everywhere else?Am I a racist because I choose to segregate my colors with clear and divisible lines so that there will be no confusion about one’s place and purpose?Maybe I should feel embarrassed that even while the sun shines through our dining room window, casting questionable shadows from a chair on the adjacent wall, that I sometimes feel more refreshed to stare at the hypnotic light coming from behind our computers, cell phones or television screens.Should I be concerned that I’m motivated by the visual strength given from the standing forests of “man made” that seem to always overwhelm the abundance of what truly is possible and impossible?Because of this and that, I see God’s nouns, and I work”.Artist BiographyReginald Baylor, born November 1966 in Milwaukee, Wis., attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1984-88) where he was a sculpture major, but was encouraged to pursue commercial art and art education. Because of his fascination with a philosophy class, he became infatuated with the line and its theories and function.After college, Reginald relocated to Southern California (1991), and worked for the Laguna Beach Art Museum and Newport Beach Art Museum (1991-93). At this point, Reginald had set aside sculpting due to lack of space and resources and began to paint with acrylics. The experiences in the museum setting reinvigorated Reginald's pursuit of the process of fine art. The pivotal point in this path was a California straight-edge, minimalist artist who suggested that Reginald use masking tape as a tool for decisively executing the linear quality in his work.Reginald received representation by a private art dealer, Suzanne Zada of Beverly Hills, CA in 1995, the same year Reginald moved to Chicago, Ill. While living in Chicago, he began a career as an owner/operator/independent contractor for Mason Dixon Trucking. He continuously worked towards mastering his aesthetics, craftsmanship and straight-edge techniques with his acrylic on canvas paintings.In 2007, Reginald was a recipient of a grant that allowed him to stay for one month at an artist residency at Ragdale in Lake Forest, Ill. As a direct result of the residency, he decided to stop driving a truck and pursue a full-time career in fine art, and self represent as Reginald Baylor Studio LLC. (RBS)
RBS works are on exhibition in permanent collections at the Milwaukee Art Museum (“On Duty, Not Driving”) and the Museum of Wisconsin Art (“The Distance to and From”), both museums required the pieces between 2013-2014. Corporate collections include: Mandel Group, Pfister Hotel, West Bend Mutual, Zilber Foundation, and Interstate Parking. His work is treasured in many private collections locally and nationally.The NEXT MuseumThanks to the prestigious Joyce Award, RBS developed the graphic designs for Typeface MKE; a typography based temporary public art installation designed from hundreds of documented conversations with residents in four selected Milwaukee neighborhoods. The Typeface experience led to RBS developing The NEXT Museum; a communication design agency for “Communities that Create” which will enhance and exhibit community-driven projects designed to minimize economic and cultural disparities within Milwaukee and our peer cities.
The DetailsSoul Food Sister Brother is a collection of unique NFTs that will be released in monthly editions starting Q1 of 2022.The RolloutThe first pack release from the Soul Food Sister Brother collection is called "The Blueprint" and it will hold 40 rare SFSB NFTs that will be unlike the rest of the collection.The Timeline2022 will be a year full of surprises regarding the release of each pack from the SFSB collection. The best way is to be in the know is to join our Discord and use the form at the bottom of this paragraph so that we can notify you via email the moment that each release comes. We will see you soon!The Roadmap