Oak by Stephen Taylor - Aesthetic Post

Oak by Stephen Taylor

Oak is artist Stephen Taylor’s three year study of a single, 250-year-old oak tree that stands in Essex, England. Shortly after the deaths of his mother and close friend, Taylor focused on producing multiple paintings of this oak tree over a three year period, in as many conditions as nature provided, changing seasons, and changing light. Not only is this an elegant project in observation and contemplation, but Taylor’s words and images leave the reader with a sense of appreciation for nature and its strength, as well as the artist’s process.

It’s also worth noting that Oak includes a forward by the brilliant Alain de Botton, with whom Taylor worked on The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

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