Wendy Taylor

British , 1940 -

Wendy Taylor was one of the first artists of her generation to take art out of the galleries and onto the streets. Her impressive range of large-scale, site-specific sculptures total over seventy. Her work is that of someone who is passionately interested in art as a means of communication: all her work is appropriate to the site, the occasion and the raison d’être of the creation.  

Much of Taylor’s sculpture incorporates an element of illusion, whether “knots” created from what look like bricks or steel “frames” suspended in the air by chains. Much like the artist herself, the work is not afraid to challenge expectations, norms, or impossibilities. 

Examples of Taylor’s work are represented in public and private collections around the world. 

The well-known Timepiece at Tower Bridge and Octo in Central Milton Keynes are two of her most celebrated works in the United Kingdom; among other notable collections, her sculptures are housed with PepsiCo (New York) and Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) in the United States. She has received numerous honors and awards throughout her decades-long career, including being appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1988 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2004.
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