Joseph Taylor Art and Jewelry LLC – Joseph Taylor
To put it simply, Joseph Taylor is a renaissance man. One moment he is a multi instrumentalist, the next a carpenter and this is the short beginning to a much longer list. But here we talk about wood and the technique is called “intarsia”. There is no waste in his work. The recycled and reclaimed tag fully applies here but with a little less of the “save the earth” feeling and more raw resourcefulness, even the nails used have been straightened on an anvil and reapplied. Dyed and laminated maple has been cut, carved, hand sanded and arranged on planks of wood collected from any number of past lives to create calm distant landscapes.
Characters in these landscapes might include a train, hot air balloons or a passing submarine in the sky, somehow marrying a vintage 70’s stock photo with a lucid dream about aliens. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Taylor investigates a simplification of a world that is easy on our mind but doesn’t fail to raise question. Rather than presenting a factual reality, a suggestion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.