My work explores geometric abstraction through the tradition of weaving, a process that requires a creative and technical mindset to solve visual and structural puzzles. Imagery, rendered by the interlacing of warp and weft, is embedded in the very structure of the cloth. The interplay of yarns produces discernible color tones and textures that support a deeper exploration of translucency, opacity, saturation and dimension.
Inspired by Formalism and the Bauhaus, my compositions include basic shapes like blocks and stripes to address pattern, symmetry and color interaction, and the notion that ordered systems can still flirt with chance, interruption, and improvisation.
Sophia Kinell writes: “I love textile and I love a grid — works that are inherently precise, ordered, and meticulous in their construction. I immediately think of Annie Albers here who said, ‘simplicity is not simpleness but clarified vision.’ Susie Taylor is a Bay Area-based artist, and looks not only to Albers but also Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly. Her work was recently included in Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers at Craft in America Center in Los Angeles.” – Phillips.com, May 20, 2022