You can’t think about New York City and not think about the incredible history of artists that have defined and redefined art through the ages. This year Kevin and I are cohosting the Brooklyn Artists Ball after-party, so the rest of this week we will be doing studio tours here of a few of the artists, all based in Brooklyn, who are creating special pieces to be on exhibition at each of the guests’ tables for the museum’s annual fundraising event.
When Alison Elizabeth Taylor opened the door to her studio in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood, you couldn’t help but first notice her burgeoning baby bump. This is an important thing to point out only because, once familiar with her work, you quickly understand how labor intensive it is. The end product, an intricate collection of wood pieces, starts from a sketch, then a wash painting, on to a graphite drawing, followed by an ink drawing, until finally the actual textile piece begins.