The Inescapable Tide of Technology – Taylor Barton

Why did you pick this picture?

I chose this picture because I feel that it represents all of the traits of my art that I love to balance: Vibrant colors, geometric and organic shapes together, and the blend of meticulous brush strokes with wild, chaotic splashes of color. Most importantly, it includes a beautiful little creature from nature.

Where did the idea come from?

 I painted this piece during a live painting session at my city’s outdoor March for Science and Earth Day rally. I wanted to create a piece that honored my love of nature while including elements of science (the computer circuit chip in the background) and nature (The fox, of course, but also the illusion of fire in the colors). I was also at a point in my art where I felt I had mastered poured watercolor, but was beginning to incorporate traditional brushwork into my poured pieces. This piece was the perfect opportunity to combine all of the elements of my artistic process.

What does this art mean to you?

To me, this piece signifies humanity’s ever growing thirst for technology–often to the detriment of nature and our environment. We are quite literally chasing nature’s creatures from their homes to fuel our addiction to technology. I also feel that this piece represents my own desire to remain connected to nature through my art. 

What can you tell us about yourself? 

I’m Denver,Colorado based artist specializing in watercolor wildlife art and black light painting. Most of the work I do is very obviously inspired by nature, but I’m also obsessed with vibrant colors. I’m a self taught artist, and when I’m not working full time on art, I also work as a medical professional. I also collect and paint animal skulls, and I’m hoping to pursue tattooing in the next five years. 

What more can you tell us about your art?

My art is never static. I am always trying new techniques in watercolor and pushing the boundaries of what my medium can achieve. I also never settle on one style for very long. Although I love realism, I also study traditional Asian art as well as modern schools of tattoo design. I strive to make every piece of art I create very different than the one before. 
My website: 

IG and FB @ArgamaPrints

To see more of Taylor’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instgram page 

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