Carol Taylor has been working as a printmaker for over 35 years, exhibiting her work in numerous shows and galleries across New England. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections and included in the print collection of the Amity Art Foundation. Her many awards include “Best in Show” and “First in Category” in Old Saybrook, CT, “First Prize, Mixed Media” in Glastonbury, CT, and “First Place in Graphics” in Trumbull, CT. Carol is a member of the Connecticut Women Artists, and the New Hartford Art League.
Carol’s limited edition etchings and intaglio prints involves a process whereby a design is drawn on a metal plate which has been coated with an acid resistant material called “ground”. After the drawing is finished the plate is immersed in an acid bath and is etched wherever metal has been exposed. The ground is then removed, and ink is rubbed into the etched lines, hand-printed, dried, and hand-colored with watercolors.
Her one-of-a-kind collage pieces incorporate portions of Carol’s etchings, special papers, metallic threads, cords, sheet music, and even beads. The collages will often include parts of two or three etchings, cut into pieces. They are sewn back together using decorative zig-zag stitching to create a unique work of art.
“Nature has always been an inspiration – the delicate shapes of flower petals, the bare branches of winter trees. I use zig-zag stitches to invoke the feel and flow of wind in the trees, or movement in the leaves. Sometimes a color, a rustle of sounds, a leaf, even a scrap of paper will inspire me to create a new world – a landscape abstracted into shapes but still invoking the feeling of nature around us.”
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