November 5th, 2014
As a manager and person of authority within our organization, I often forget how things I say or how my facial expressions are interpreted by others. I am at all times thinking about several things at once. Often I find myself answering the question “Everything going all right?” as I am walking into the fabrication shop or design department. Most of the time everything is fine and I am just thinking about things that need addressed at some point in my day.
So why is this a problem worthy of writing a blog about? Well, my recent trip to Tennessee somewhat opened my eyes to just how effective one’s tone of voice and facial expressions can be. Read the rest of this entry »
November 3rd, 2014
Another Monday, another smiling face. Today, in the blog spotlight is Matt McClain. He joined our team very recently and we’re thrilled to have him! Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2014
As a client, creating a new exhibit can be a huge undertaking. The Request for Proposals is only the beginning of what may feel like a Voyage Into The Unknown. You have no map, no guide, and no idea what challenges are ahead. But someone has been there before, and in this case, Taylor Studios can help.
So here are several tedious monsters of exhibit design that you will encounter in the thriller that is your project’s story. If you have been involved with new exhibits before, all of the ugly realities I will lay out here will be familiar – familiar and survivable. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2014
Part 6 of 6 – Paint & Clothing
This is the 6th and final post of our 6-part series discussing the management and fabrication of human figures. Last month, we covered what goes into the figures (literally) and how they are assembled. This month, we’ll discuss paint, hair, clothing, and theming.
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Authenticity is of the utmost importance throughout most creative industries; original work is held in the highest regard, as indicated by standards and laws set to prevent copyright infringement, plagiarism and forgery. The forgery of classical art in particular is a very interesting concept, as it takes an immense amount of skill to accomplish a believable replication.
“Art and Craft,” a documentary film featured at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of Mark Landis – a man who has become one of “the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history.” He has created and donated numerous forgeries to museums across the country over the past 30 years. Landis seems to have found a way to cheat the system; he isn’t selling the pieces, his actions are purely philanthropic, which protects him from the law. Read the rest of this entry »