Howard TAYLOR | Columns

Australia 1918 – Australia 2001
Enlgand 1938-49

Columns 1970
jarrah, synthetic polymer paint on plywood
178.0 (h) x 83.0 (w) x 83.0 (d) cm
Purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.922
© Howard H. Taylor Estate

In 1967 Howard Taylor moved from Perth to the small rural community of Northcliffe, in Western Australia where he lived and worked amidst the tall-timber Karri and Jarrah forests. This environment had a profound effect on his work. During his first years of living in Northcliffe Taylor produced poetic large wooden sculptures in response to the structure of tree forms and the patterns of growth and decay he observed in his surroundings.

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