My name is Taylor, and I’m going to write this in first person. It feels more authentic than trying to come up with one of those professional-sounding artist bios. 🙂
I feel lucky to live in Asheville, a stunning part of North Carolina where many of these mandalas came from. I am a full time professional photographer and filmmaker – you can see some of my work in that realm on my professional site here: www.TaylorClarkJohnson.com If you’d like to learn more, feel free to keep reading. If not: click here to go back to the mandala gallery.
I have been drawn to geometric patterns just about as long as I can remember being alive. You could say that circles are in my blood… My grandmother Phyllis Stevens has been a professional artist for decades, and many of her pieces have been focused on circles. Here is one of her pieces:
You can view more of my grandmother’s circle paintings by visiting her website: www.phyllisstevens.org
My mother Karen Fisher is a potter – she makes beautiful bowls, cups, plates, candlesticks and all sorts of other creations. It seems that my grandmother’s infatuation with circles and geometry moved through my mother as well. Here is one of Karen’s pieces:
You can view more of my mother’s circle paintings by visiting her website: www.karenfisherpottery.com
My father Stuart Johnson is a talented builder, who has spent the better part of his professional life designing and building custom kitchens and bathrooms. I have no doubt that his creative and geometrically inspired life have impacted my path greatly. He doesn’t have a website to show his work, I have no pictures of his work to share and may not ever build a website… but I can still share a photo of him and my sister Katherine here:
Again, if you’d like to learn more, please read on… If not: click here to go back to the mandala gallery.
I have been photographing random objects since grade school. To me it’s almost unbelievable how beautiful our world is, and I feel compelled to photograph it all the time… or at least gaze into it.
My journey with mandalas began when I lived at Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii back in 2006. It all started when I accidentally mirrored a part of a photograph I took – I fell in love instantly, and I started experimenting with all of my photos. Here is one of the first photos I experimented with:
This is a good point to transition into talking about the mandalas. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I am grateful for your presence! To keep reading, please visit the “About the Mandalas” page by clicking here.