My themes are often serious subjects that have a little humor in them. Humor is the most important aspect of my work because if an idea challenges viewers it can do this without shaming them. Humor helps lower defenses, and laughter is a stress reliever. I make decisions for my work based on things that I am passionate about, and two of my passions are religion and politics. And as a conservative and a Christian I gear my work to the "silent majority" that is often under attack by much of Postmodernist art. I like to use oil paint because of its versatility, and cut out Masonite because of the added dimension of reality it gives my assemblages. My ArtPrize entry this year is an oil on Masonite assemblage called, "Attack on the Magic Kingdom." It is based on the original concept of Disneyland, and how it was to represent everything good about America. And now, everything good about America is under attack by the liberal left. Lady Liberty lies in the bottom panel, and we are not sure if she lives or dies. And that is on purpose, because I want to stir the viewer to action--will he help her, or will he let her die?
Taylor's ArtPrize Entries
These are Taylor's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Taylor's Past Work
These are images of past work that Taylor has done.