The Comfort of a Story Repeated:
40" x 8" x 8", Ceramic with underglaze and thread
10" x 8", Drypoint intaglio monoprint
These two pieces are from a series about deception, Your Words in My Mouth, shaping perception of reality with words. The self portrait print Camilla is of the creation of a new self from fiction, as a liars story comes into being from the confusion of thoughts into specificity. The ceramic and thread sculpture The Comfort of a Story Repeated is the lie that is easier to live with than the truth: the thread is the metaphorical thread of a story, binding and constricting but also more comfortable and easy than the new vulnerability of living without it
-- Camilla Taylor was raised in Provo, Utah. Taylor attended the University of Utah and received a BFA in 2006, and an MFA from California State University at Long Beach in 2011. They utilize a monochromatic palette with intensely introspective works on paper and sculpture, which explore figurative and architectural forms. Their artworks reflect the viewer’s internal lives as well as collective issues we experience as a society. Taylor lives in Los Angeles, CA, with their partner and 3 cats.