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“Everything Taylor creates is meant to capture and communicate her interest in the personal and the public.”

the latter part of her high school career. Taylor recalls having a sudden realization that art could be something more than a simple diversion. “I have this distinct memory of being on a trip with my church where we drove up to New York,” she says. “Being stuck on a bus for hours on end spurred me to draw, and I started drawing portrait after portrait. I don’t know why, but for some reason that was when it really clicked, and I began to start practicing and improving as much as I could.” Today, she focuses on illustration, a style that she attributes to the inspiring work of Alphonse Mucha, Agnes Cecile, and Thomke Meyer. She says breaking out of her comfort zone and redefining her work is something that she always strives for: “I like to say the one thing constant about myself is change—that’s why I won’t let myself get a tattoo, because I know I’ll hate it in about a week.” Taylor closes her third sketchbook but apologizes for not having more to share. She seems not to recognize that she has shared her vision, given us access to dreams we never could have imagined without her.

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Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

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