The Music Machine
Stephen M. Taylor
Acrylic on fiberglass, signed by the artist.
Paying homage to the band Van Halen by utilizing the red, black and white colors of Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitar.
"In creating this piece, I chose to represent one aspect of the band above all else, which is the primary colors of Eddie Van Halen's guitar. Eddie took a simple piece of machinery and created art through it. The flat red, black and white juxtaposed striping of Eddie's guitars is as iconic as the band itself," notes artist Stephen M. Taylor.
Taylor's work combines action, intensity of emotion, love of fluidity and aggressive objects, and a detailed exploration of line and value shifts within a 2D plane. His work strives to find harmony and balance with line and value, using each interchangeably as the equal combination of the two produces a piece of art that is compelling, exciting, and balanced. Taylor's work ranges in size from 8" x 11" to 190" x 40" and expresses emotions of love, joy, peace and patience. Taylor uses objects both known and unknown to the human subconscious mind and presents to the viewer an array of imagery that is both aggressive and harmoniously interactive. All the patterns and brushstrokes of his work allow for a connection with the viewer's subconscious mind in ways that only the individual observer can control.