The Process of an Artist’s Mind
For Carol Taylor-Kearney, the studio is both a place and a thinking space where artworks come into being. Using the “Zimmerbild”, or “Room Portrait”, she contemplates notions on Visual Art: its language, materials, subjects and history. She then makes “window paintings” that allow observers to follow along with her mental connections.
“For me,” Taylor-Kearney says, “the studio represents a workplace and a mental space for ruminating about a concept, and provides the motif for my paintings. I collect snippets from mass media, art history, literature, conversations, encounters, memories, and dreams. All these things connect to the debris that I pick up.”
This body of work includes large factory windows and even two full doors, and has been created intermittently over the last decade of Taylor-Kearney’s life. While it addresses her artistic process, it also examines the impact of life events within this physical and mental space. For example, her feelings before-during-after open heart surgery, the effect of her juvenile diabetes on her as she ages, our objectification and voyeurism of the nude body (nude v. naked), ecology and climate change, female perspective, and even sleep.