Taylor is a first year graduate student focused in Metals in the Department of Craft & Material Studies. Originally from Seattle Washington, she recently moved to Richmond, Virginia from Oakland, California where she lived and worked for seven years after receiving her BFA from California College of Arts in 2010.
Drawn to objects that participate in everyday life— she creates silhouettes that activate when put in relation with an individual or group. Using jewelry as a lens, she explores the tilt between utility and expression—both through how a piece rests on the body and how it is handled. Taylor enjoys the sway adornment has on our varying abilities to open and develop maps for conversation. Her work is concerned with this exchange, and plays with the obvious and obscure points of touch present in the subtleties of connection.