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Snake Cake Painting

Will Eskridge

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 30 W x 40 H x 0.4 D in

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Strawberry cake with cream cheese is my absolute favorite cake? I used to bake these all the time in college. Back then I remember telling a new friend that I loved baking cakes and they were humorously disappointed, laughing, when I busted out the Duncan Hines box from Kroger. Even though it was a 99 cent mass produced premix, I took pride in mixing, baking, and frosting that cake. I love cake so much I even included the act of baking one as a main plot line in one of my art school claymation films way back when. Whole cakes were devoured within one week easily, almost without enjoyment. If I am going to indulge, why waste it so quickly? Eventually I learned the errors of my ways after this incident with my friend and have made cakes (and frostings) from scratch over the years. These days I savor and space out my sweets, taking my time to enjoy with moderation, because the devil is in the details. Neither the cake nor the snake are inherently evil. Cursed since birth, they can not help who they are and neither should be approached foolhardily.

Destroyer of venom, the King Snake maintains the order of nature. Fulfillment of dreams, the strawberry cake with cream cheese icing celebrates the order of pleasure. Both are tempting as they taunt. Which is worse, the temptation or the vice itself?

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:30 W x 40 H x 0.4 D in

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Originally from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Will Eskridge attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts/Savannah and earned his B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. With a father as a veterinarian and an artist mother, Will’s affinity for animals and art began when he was in pre-school. He explores many mediums including film, sculpture and mixed media, but his true love is painting. Eskridge’s work is in both private and public collections in Athens, Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, China, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Will has roamed the southeast, setting up shop in Charleston, SC, Kings Mountain, NC and Nashville, TN. He now works as a full-time artist and resides in Athens, GA with his wife, son, and their many dogs and cats. Along with art, Will also drums and plays guitar, volunteers in animal rescue and has an ongoing restoration of his beloved 1953 Buick.

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