This weekend we're showing the work of Steve Taylor. Since we didn't get it hung before this afternoon we may try to keep his work on our walls through tomorrow night. This afternoon he hung about a dozen mirrors each constructed with found objects and reclaimed construction material. This is his artist statement, from the ARTWalk flyer;
The mirrors that I make are a
salvage art project I have been working on for the last few years. The majority of the wood is fir flooring that
has been removed from old buildings.
Most of the mirrors are old as well.
The items that adorn the mirrors are eclectic and come from many
Some of the mirrors
express my Rocky Mountain
I enjoy making these mirrors. The wood comes to me in various lengths, amounts, and conditions. Some of it I preserve more or less as is, while other pieces receive sanding and a teak oil finish. Most of the mirrors are larger discarded mirrors that I cut with glazing tools into smaller pieces. The work combines design, the craft of working with wood and mirrors, and the art of scrounging and dumpster diving. Often there are stories that the materials carry with them as they are combined with other things and reinvented. I hope you like what you see!