Mary Taylor ~ Massachusetts

 
   
   
Shadow King
By Mary Taylor
Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts: Mary L. Taylor, 2010. Edition of 7.

7 x 8.75 x 1.5"; 22 pages. Printed with archival inks, deep reds and blacks, on white paper. Drumleaf bound in red leather over boards. Housed in a patent leather clamshell box. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Mary Taylor: "Book images created from stencil and monoprint images of the late Michael Jackson, capturing some of his signature moves in silhouette; text is homage to the late dancer's iconic body language and tragic story."
$750

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Chuño
By Mary L. Taylor
Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts: Mary L. Taylor, 2009. Edition of 5.

6 x 9.25"; 80 pages. Printed with pigmented earth-toned inks onto white archival paper hand-toned with pigments. Sewn binding with digitally produced image. Bound with printed soft polyester cloth over boards. Housed in a burlap "potato sack."' Numbered and signed on the colophon by the artist.

Homage to the potato from its pre-Columbian Andean origins until today.

Text excerpt: "In late 2007 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization declared that 2008 was to be the International Year of the Potato. This declaration brought global recognition to potato consumption and its effectiveness for ending poverty and hunger."
$750

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Kaw Kaw
By Mary Taylor
Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts: Mary Taylor, 2009. Edition of 15.

5.5 x 7"; 16 pages. Archival digitally printed pages. Drumleaf binding. Printed fabric covered book board. Housed in black four-flap case with black ribbon tie. Numbered and signed on the colophon by the artist.

A counting book. Mary Taylor: "Each page is colored with hues of blues and greens with rich silver metallic undertones. The origin of the text is an anonymous folklore [poem] related to crows."

Colophon: "The inspiration for this book came from a poem of unknown origin, my own curiosity about crows and the folklore that shrouds them."
$300


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Show Me the Honey
By Mary Taylor
Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts: Mary Taylor, 2008. Edition of 15 variants.

5.75 x 7.75"; 6 pages. Accordion fold. Gelatin monoprint. Inkjet pigment print. Acrylic paint and inkAID. Digital transfers to alcohol gel. Strathmore watercolor paper. Digitally printed interior pages with encaustic, gold leaf, inkjet transfer, and metallic pigments. Packaged in a "hive frame" made with wood, honey colored acetate, and clear acrylic. Numbered and signed on the colophon by the artist.

Inspired by what is happening to the worlds bee population, in particular from reports in July-August, 2008:

    Commercially Engineered Bees Spread Disease to Wild Bees
    Hive Health Worries Beekeeper
    Bayer Pesticides Cause Mass Death of Bees ...

$400


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