Richard Taylor describes the inspiration behind his work best when he says, “My work allows the cadences, rhythms and syncopations of music and poetry to find themselves in visual expressions in paint, metal and space. I distill my emotional history with my daily perceptions to create two- and three-dimensional statements which speak of my walk through life.” Taylor‘s sculptures have a quiet, anchoring presence. Made from welded steel and structured from geometric shapes that seem to float together, Taylor sets the stage for the enamel paintings he finishes the pieces with. “First Take” which measures 74.5×13.5×6 inches is abstract, composed of both irregular shapes and a system of pattern. The painterly surface does not completely hide the steel, but seems to work with it. The exposed welds lend an organic quality, and the concurrence of the colors give “First Take” a gentle, graceful movement.