In general, the Urban Bop and Urban Totem series center on the visually dancing world of our cities. We are constantly showered with fleeting images of people, architecture, signage, fragments of words and numbers, and motion. The Urban Bops and Totems distill this experience into collective moments as souvenirs of particular places and incidents in my wanderings through various cities.
Urban Bop - Boardwalk celebrates the many characters, shops, palm trees and the ocean along the boardwalk of Venice Beach, CA.
Urban Bop - Orange Grove pays tribute to the last remaining orange grove in the valley north of LA at CSU Northridge, site of the Valley Performing Arts Center. My wife, Lynn, programs the music and dance presented at this stunning venue.
Urban Bop - Coffee on Madison recalls a walk I took in NYC on a very cold January morning from Sony Center to the Met Museum. A warm coffee brought energy and comfort for this decidedly urban trek.
Urban Bop - Botanical plays upon a day bike riding north of Chicago from the Jewish Museum to the Chicago Botanic Garden. A lush green path connects these two points.
Urban Totem - Melrose has a raised hand recalling a paparazzi who jumped into traffic and halted our car to photograph Glyneth Paltrow, walking on the sidewalk beside us.
Urban Totem - Champs Élysées is a souvenir of a long walk at night from a restaurant to the hotel on the boulevard of that name in Paris.
Richard Taylor’s public sculptures have earned him popularity throughout Wisconsin. He displays an extensive range in style from his monumental, outdoor standing works to loose and lacy hanging sculptures, to playful tabletop creations and poetic wall hangings. His wall hanging works, his most recent expressions, are chic urban convergences of painting and sculpture. Rhythmic and expressive, they are intimate interpretations of enduring memories. The artist has received over a dozen municipal commissions and over thirty private and corporate commissions.