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Alumnx: Andrea Taylor (S 14), Vancouver, BC, Canada

My studio is in an old mattress warehouse/factory built in 1909 in Vancouver BC Canada. There are about 100 studios and several hundred artists in the building, which leads to a great sense of community. For the last several years, I have mainly been making mixed media cardboard sculptures and a few stop motion videos. In one picture you can see my set up for making stop motion videos. I’m lucky to have enough space that I can leave this set up while I continue to work on sculptures. The sculptures are mainly made from cardboard from the recycling dumpster at the studio building, along with fiberglass, epoxy resin, wool, acrylic paint, oil paint, charcoal and scrap metal. You can see some of the sculptures as I am working on them in the studio in the other picture.

My studio is a bit messy which I find suits my maker’s brain best. I have been fortunate to be able to show my sculptures and video in a 3 person exhibition right now and so have space in studio and mind to create new works. Hello and best wishes to all VCFA folks. Thanks for visiting!