Deborah Taylor

Artist Statement

My name is Deborah Taylor and I am a fine-art printmaker on Vashon Island. I create my prints using copper plates and ferric chloride, and I am continually fascinated with what copper, resist grounds, acid, ink, and paper can create. I also work with plexiglass, linoleum, woodblocks and collagraphs.

My prints are portraits of the natural world—birds, flowers, sea and land life, and the patterns that surround and run through them. The circles and lines of the octopus, the feathers of a bird, the petals of a flower, and the ripples and waves in the water that surround the island where I live reveal patterns everywhere, and I believe this repetition of form contributes to the serenity that surrounds us when we look up and around.