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A visceral engagement with the pervasiveness of nature is a concern in Taylor's work across different media, including photography, printmaking, sculpture, artists' books and video. A fascination with the natural world is also conveyed through the artist's use of animals as protagonists in the work. The initial pervasive response is often countered by scientific, environmental and political understandings that shift the works readings.
In his snail drawings, for example, Taylor exposed paper to the elements, allowing the molluscs to eat into the surface and create intricate abstract compositions though this process of nourishment and destruction, emphasising the inevitability of mutability and decay. In an inkjet work 'Special Effects' (2001), the artist controlled the snails in such a way as to make them spell out short texts, in this case the words of the title.
The overwhelming presence and otherness of nature are themes that recur in more recent work. A series of photographs depict butterflies on people's tongues, either feeding on saliva or resting. The images manage to fascinate and repulse the viewer with their startling depiction of an unusual proximity between the human and animal, holding our attention despite the initial shock.

Viva La Vida
c-type print on aluminium
50 x 60cm
2010
Wet Weight
c-type print
Etching
2019
Horsetail
Etching
48 x 56cm
2019
Etching
43.5 x 48.5
2019
Landing Pad (Cow Parsley)
Etching
48 x 56cm
2019
Good Work (a rope as long as a flying fish flight)
Throw rope, helium balloon, bricks.
50m rope, variable installation
2017
Out of the Blue
duotone lithograph with blue printing
2014
Into the Black
duotone lithograph
2014
Making Plans Before Heading South
Objects and printed matter.
2014
Expecting to Fly
Globe, gouache, insects.
2003
The World is Turning
c-type print
20 x 30cm
2008
A Master Plan
painted globe and blow flies
42 x 30cm (excluding plinth)
2009
Globe
Potato Cut
120 x 77cm (paper size) edition of 5
2008
Globe
mono print and pencil on paper
2010
Plan- if your thinking it its happening somewhere
photocopy and pencil
150 x 84cm
2013
Taste Black
c-type print
42 x 60cm
2006
Taste Green
c-type print
25 x 30cm
2008
Vision
c-type print
2014
Shelter
c-type print
27 x 21cm
2011
Empty Hole
c-type print
27 x 21cm
2014
Putrid Place
c-type print
29.5 x 19.7cm
2012
Special Effects
ink jet (Nova Jet) on fabriano 5, with snail eaten text.
60 x 90cm
2000
Occupied Territory
snail eaten inkjet on paper
2000
Attempted Arrangement
snail eaten book (origin of species)
2010
The Weight
snail eaten book
2011
East Dulwich Dictionary
snail eaten book
44 x 28cm
2007
Snail Drawing
snail eaten paper
60 x 90cm
2005
Snail Drawing 2010
snail eaten paper
56 x 76cm
2010
New Moon
Silk Moths (bombyx mori), light bulb, wire, wood.
200 x 200cm
2000
Golden Oldies (4 inch version)
Large Blue, Large Copper, Black Veined-White and Large Tortoishell butterflies, painted steel.
2001
Fuji vs Matterhorn
drypoint and wood block with flocking
2009
Economic Entomology
snail eaten books, painted platforms, earth and debris.
2010