This work stems from a small series I did in late 2010, titled Wolf Pack. It consisted of portraits of animals and humans with which I feel a kinship. I chose to further explore the symbolic significance
of three of those animals, wild dogs, owls and the California condor. I have seen all of those animals in the wild. Owls I have seen on many occasions, experiences which were intimate, mysterious and intense.
I depict animals in my artwork because they are to me an ideal faculty to convey pure emotion and thought. I view them as otherworldly, pure and wise. They possess a spiritual and physical beauty which I find captivating.
When working on my drawings I try to work in a somewhat spontaneous state, allowing myself to react to what I have previously placed on the paper. The letterpress prints are based on my drawings which I felt compelled to reproduce and explore further. I produced the prints using the letterpresses at the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, where I work as a Studio Coordinator. Thanks to my mother, Camille Biexei, who suggested the show title, to my sister, Katherine Allred, my little brother, Orson Taylor, and my friend, Jason Young.
Owl of the Sun 17" x 23" mixed media
Becoming: Fire and Water 17" x 23" mixed media
Communication 17" x 23" mixed media
Point of Recognition 17" x 23" mixed media
Bold Intentions 17" x 23" mixed media
Pure Language 17" x 23" mixed media
Flight of the Messenger 17" x 23" mixed media
Thought and Form 17" x 23" mixed media
The Sound of the Universe 17" x 23" mixed media
True North 17" x 23" Mixed Media
Seeds of Light 17" x 23" mixed media
Seeds of Transformation 17" x 23" mixed media
Truth and Wisdom 17" x 23" mixed media
The Visit 15" x 22" linocut and photopolymer on letterpress
The Messengers 15" x 22" linocut on letterpress
Transmutation 15" x 22" linocut and photopolymer on letterpress
Soul, Self, Shadow 15" x 22" linocut and photopolymer on letterpress