Hannah Aliyah Taylor is an artist based in Philadelphia who creates fantastical creatures and wearables. Her sculpture examines boundaries between humans and animals . Her sculptures present a dangerous allurement through glass and mixed media to offer a new viewpoint into the exotic and playful Taylor is currently a student at Tyler School of Art, Temple University pursuing her BFA in Glass.
My artwork is predominantly inspired by the ocean and the gestures it composes. I comment on issues such as global warming and recycling that are often otherwise avoided; through the use of abstracting recycled and discarded glass materials into sculptural forms, I seek to understand our fragile habitats and ecosystems. I am intrigued by the cycle of waves, tides, and currents that ultimately influence my use of multiples and repetition through the process of flameworking and kiln fusings. Our oceans are one of the most substantial resources for life on Earth; and sadly, our largest dumping grounds. Items that were once trash become significant elements within my work, each piece created allows for components that would otherwise be abandoned within our oceans and landfills to become repurposed. Through my choice of recycled and discarded glass waste I am able to advocate for our oceans in an abstract manner and demonstrate my passion and concern for our surrounding environment as well as its preservation.
New People So Rarely Settled
This show is a collection of work by Intermediate and Senior students in the Fibers & Material Studies Department at Tyler School of Art. The work explores a myriad of themes from home to absurdity to form and issues of class.
Marcelle Reinecke // Joshua Hebbert
The work in Pillow Talk draws the viewers' attention to the moment between words. What is not spoken expands. It is the distance between lovers in bed. It is the pauses between morse code dashes. These queer artists use a cacophony of materials to articulate these otherwise indescribable moments.
Marcelle Reinecke is an artist who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. b. 1989, New Orleans, LA
We’re both in bed. I’m staring at the back your head. This bed is an ocean. The space between us ebbs and flows. We bob and bump in the night.
Joshua Hebbert was recently described as a hopeless romantic who isn't romantic. Someone else said he was a conceptually based object maker. He navigates these contradictions while being a resident at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.