The Magical Maggie Taylor

8 Nov

The art world is a strange, small place.  How else do you explain that I saw an artist’s work on the website of a Boston gallery, which I stumbled upon through searching for another artist, only to discover that the artist I found has connections to my former neck of the woods in Florida?  Call it fate, call it kismet, call it Al, if you like, but it means that I must feature the work of Gainesville artist Maggie Taylor on Artsy Forager.

Ever After, pigmented digital print, 15x15

Her technique of scanning and layering images in Photoshop ( read more on her technique here ), give these haunting works the visual texture and depth of paintings.

Hornet's Nest, pigmented digital print, 15x15

The works are dreamlike, in that way where nothing in dreams seems completely logical, yet feels very real.  The rich, luminous colors add to the intense emotionality and daguerreotype quality.  It’s like looking through a stereoscope into another world.

Garden, pigmented digital print, 8x8

No Right Answer, pigmented digital print, 15x15

Maggie Taylor’s work is available for viewing on her website and Facebook page.  She has upcoming shows at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.  Her work can also be seen at Lanoue Fine Art in Boston, as well as other galleries throughout the US and a few in Europe and Asia.

Featured image is The Rehearsal, pigmented digital print, 15×15.  All images are via the Lanoue Fine Art website.

4 Responses to “The Magical Maggie Taylor”

  1. nakedcarlyart November 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Her work is very inspiring, it has such a lovely dreamlike quality. It feels subtly spooky, but not disturbing or difficult to look at.

    • Lesley November 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, spooky in an innocently fun and intriguing way! Thanks for stopping by!



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