Artist Statement: I create to translate my experiences in nature, using my media to tell stories of interaction. With loose charcoal sketches, ink washes, and structured thread gradients, I construct abstractions reminiscent of landscapes I encounter. My interest in thread roots back to my mother teaching me to sew at a young age. Today, I use this delicate yet strong material to explore a balance of controlled and organic movement within my paintings. My paintings are a mapping of color, texture, and gesture. Acting as conversations, they tell the story of a feeling, a moment, and a place.
Artist Bio: Originally from Greenville, SC, Taylor Adams is an abstract artist based in upstate South Carolina. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May of 2015. Having always lived along lakes and ocean fronts, Adams is largely influenced by bodies of water and reflects this movement and form through her work. Working primarily with thread and ink, Adams creates abstractions reminiscent of landscapes and moments found in nature. Inspired by her mother, a seamstress, Adams began introducing thread to her paintings in 2015. Using mixed-media gestures to build a vocabulary of marks, she is interested in the idea of creating conversations that tell the story of a feeling, a moment, and a place. Find more about her work and process at tayloradamsart.com.