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February 11, 2022 – May 15, 2022
According to the Victorian language of flowers, lilies portray love and affection. These pieces represent self-love and mandatory indulgence. I wanted to create a composition using vivid color to draw the viewer in. The neon glow from the soft lily encompasses the environment like a blanket. The soft translucid argon gas mixture inside the frame tubes appears dream-like with their wondrous glow. Reflections of the candy-colored glass dance on the black oil slick surface. These pieces encapsulate satisfaction through their brilliant glow. As the viewer is immersed in the fiery glow emanating from the flower, the arching frame delicately contains the lily’s emission with its decadent, moon-like beam.
Tayler studied neon design at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC; 2012) and has been a full-time professional in the neon industry since 2016. Tayler is actively creating new work. She is currently focusing on a new body of work that will be on display this winter at the Illuminate Art Walk Exhibition in Raleigh, NC. Awarded 2021 Regional Emerging Artist in Residence, you can visit her studio at Artspace located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Curated by Lauren Jackson Harris