Taking part in the Big Makers Fair 2021.
Art in Potters Bar: from 13th December 2019 see a wide range of my work at the Wenta offices, alongside other Herts Visual Arts members.
Today, my Gallery illustrates my journey rather than a single collection. It includes work I've created in waves or periods of creative space, not always in the public eye. There's also a sneak peak of 3D print samples.
What do I do? I collect ideas, images, things, then play with composition. Finally, I assemble: real/ imaginary townscapes, 3-D print sculpture, re-imagined work. I love playing with words, asemic compositions, pattern and shape. Japan and France remain a strong influence on me, having lived and worked there, and speaking both languages.
More recently I've done a lot of cityscapes - charting buildings, architecture, power and politics, injustice, the march of technology, history and more. I use ultra-fine drafting pens to create deliberately simplified and slightly wonky collections of buildings/ features. They capture a sense of place, a slice of history and often include a spotlight on women who should be better known.
Behind all these, I've not lost my love of building/making things, sculptures and images - most often with a core of technology and construction running through them. My 3D printer is a growing source of inspiration and creativity, waiting to be let out when I have more time for research, development and new work. I'm excited to see where that will be going.
My website www.hillarytaylor.co.uk/store has the full range of cityscapes: drawings, including fine art print options and greetings cards. Alternatively, please do email me to find out more (including framing options for delivery that's close to postcode AL5).
Who am I? A lifetime of engineering, languages and art, alongside natural and built environments all inspire and inform my practice. I love that information and physical objects can be put together in so many ways and at the same time experienced so differently by individuals. Armed principally with pens and found materials, today I draw, write and build to explore the world around us. Sometimes I start with a specific idea, sometimes the journey dictates the outcome. Always, always, the journey is important and the outcome underpinned by research even as I assemble the final piece. Do come and see me, come and look at these snapshots that capture a moment, perhaps the essence of something, a pattern, memory, a place, a slice of history. I look forward to meeting you.
Working at the intersection of art and technology I'm always pushing materials and composition for STEAM powered outcomes. Can tapestries be woven from old newspapers or corrugated card? What happens when you reassemble an image in a different way? What's the best use for watch/clock parts, keys, nails and all those things in our shed? Where can 3D printed forms be part of my landscape of assemblages?
You can find me elsewhere on the web too:
Facebook page: HillaryTaylorStudio29
Twitter: @hillaryt29 @STEAMHubUK
Instagram: @HertsVisualArtsChair @hillarytaylorart
YouTube: Hillary Taylor Art