An artist who is notable not only for the exceptional imagination but also for her sophisticated artistic method.
Maggie Taylor received a BA degree in philosophy from Yale Univercity and MFA degree in photography from the Univercity of Florida. During this time her work has evolved from black-and-white suburban landscapes to more personal and narrative color still-life imagery. Using an old 4×5 view camera and natural light, she photographed bits and pieces of the everyday: old toys, broken bottles, and animals from the garden. Then, after more than ten years as a still-life photographer, she began to create her images using a computer and a flatbed scanner.
Maggie Taylor’s works are unique mixtures, each of them contains dozens of various layers. By placing objects directly on the glass top of the scanner and then combining it with captured textures and characters, she is able to create an original type of digital image which has some photographic qualities.