Porcelain sculpture of two frogs in an embrace, leaping together from the water. Pond growth reaches up around their feet. Richly textured with both colour and line, these spotted green frogs are streaked with gold lustre.
Muraille "Coeur",a wall-mounted sculpture of welded repurposed iron, each molten metal detail adds character to the stacked planes of a Mondrian-like painting that gains texture as it steps into the third dimension. 26 x 25 x 12"
Sculptural porcelain bowl of a frog with outstretched legs on a lily pad, with a white-pink lily flower. Richly textured with both colour and line, the spotted green frog is streaked with yellow gold lustre.
Table Talk. A bronze figure of a woman in sunglasses sitting in a tall chair, in dialogue with her small dog. Her left foot lifts away from her high heel in an active pose. Notable also are the lace details in the hem and straps of her red dress. 1 of 1.
Four heads in mauve and yellow, 2020. Watercolour on wooden panel. Layers of thick and thin watercolour paint result in a textured surface of rich and vibrant colours. Lines were made by adding (pencil) and subtracting (scratching through the layers of paint).
15" x 17" x 1.5" in its custom wood frame. Artwork measures 8" x 10".
Pattern 2 (two spider webs), 2022. Sculpture made from plasma-cut steel. This wall-mounted piece hangs about 2.5" from the wall, allowing stunning shadows to take shape behind the intricate steel patterns.
61 x 61 cm
Patterns abound in nature, from water rippling around river rocks, to a spiraling tree emerging from an acorn. Fractals determine many of these complex patterns and can also inform innovative design in the constructed environment. I use a manufactured medium, steel, to explore these intrinsic building blocks. My Pattern series is an exploration of what happens when two patterns intersect. Will one eclipse the other, or will they comingle and create a new pattern?
My works are drawings on steel. Instead of using a pencil, I plasma-cut the lines with a handheld torch. Negative space drops away, leaving an intricate pattern of lines. It is important that the steel is transformed, becoming light and delicate, in contrast to its industrial roots.
Centaur of the Stage. Layers of antique sheet music from 1723 to 1945 make up the surface of this mixed medium sculpture. The centaur's head is capped with rabbit fur hat. There is protective UV coating on the precious paper. The piece can sit freestanding on a flat surface or hang from the wall.
Grape Soda - Glass sculpture.Eye Candy series. In a large graceful sweep, this one of a kind sculpture measures 12 x 9 x 9 cm.
These works were inspired by the artist's mother with whom she made candies and chocolates. Realizing the viscosity of molten sugar is similar to molten glass, Taygan has developed the form since 2014 by pulling the glass repeatedly, as one pulls taffy candy.