Tony Taylor

CURRENT WORK

Embroidered Napkins For The ‘Grayson Perry Art Talk Dinner’, British Museum October 2011’


Work For Jill Journeaux 2011


STELLA WHALLEY - 2012

Having worked with Stella on pieces for the Closely Held Secrets show in 2010 she asked me to begin work on one new piece, Angel Face, and four further pieces. The other three are extracted as stand alone pieces from her ‘They are taking it to the people’ piece which featured in the show.


TRACY CURTIS-TAYLOR - THE SPIRIT OF ARTEMIS - 2013

In 2013 Tracey Curtis-Taylor flew a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane solo from Cape Town South Africa to Goodwood UK. The flight was inspired by Lady Heath who was the first pilot, male or female, to fly solo from Cape Town to London in 1928.

I was asked by the peerless Lace Market Embroidery here in Nottingham to digitize the various badges to be embroidered onto Tracey’s flight suit including the aircraft’s logo, The Spirit Of Artemis, to be emblazoned across the back.

Lace Market Embroidery has stitched out my embroidery programs for around 25 years, embroidering a rich and varied body of work. I have been, and remain, consistently impressed and delighted by their skill and attention to detail.


SPENCER HORNE/ ‘WE ARE THE THREE DORITOS’

Spencer’s company, Handsome Folk, designs costumes for stage, screen and TV. I digitized several designs for Spencer between 2013 and 2015. I am particularly fond of the piece illustrated which was stitched out by Lace Market Embroidery and appeared on the backs of jackets worn by a Mexican Mariachi Band in a series of TV ads for ‘Mariachi Doritos’.


PAULA GAMBLE-SCHWARTZ

Currently directs the Art & Design Foundation Studies Programme at Loughborough University.

Her personal work is centred around the medium of glass.

In 2015 Paula sent an intriguing set of images to me. These she had originally drawn onto frosted glass, and was interested as to how they would work as embroidered images.

I referred to them as her ‘Hieroglyphics’ as they exhibited a visual narrative in a very similar fashion, a comparison to which she warmly responded.