Details

Title

Untitled (Latin Study)

Artist/Maker

Al Taylor (American, 1948–1999)

Date

1985

Medium

Wood, lacquer, and enamel paint mounted on particleboard

Dimensions

24 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Credit

Gift of Debbie Taylor in honor of Michael Rooks

Accession #

2018.50

On View

Currently not on view

This work belongs to a series of sculptures and drawings Al Taylor titled Latin Studies, which marked the artist’s transition from painting to constructing three-dimensional objects. Throughout his life, Taylor viewed himself as a painter—not as a sculptor—and referred to his ongoing three-dimensional works as “drawings in space.” This sculpture visually changes as the viewer walks around it. As one faces it head-on, diagonal lines and right angles coalesce to form an irregular circle. The shifting directions of the jutting articulations imply movement and depth, pulling the viewer’s eye in various directions.