Allyson

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist/Professor
Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
Introduction This blog is run by Allyson Mellberg Taylor and Jeremy Taylor. We started it as a way to share some of our doings with friends and put a fire under our butts for the book that we are currently writing together about non-toxic artist materials. This has been a passion of Jeremy's since graduate school and he has done years worth of research leading up to the writing of this book. When we met during graduate school and started sharing living/studio space and making work collaboratively it became an important part of my life and studio practice too. I can't imagine making work any other way.
Interests Making things: Drawing, painting, sewing, printing, ceramics. Non- toxic art materials, playing music.
Favorite Movies Better Off Dead (best teenager movie!), All Jim Jarmusch movies, City of Lost Children, Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Elf, Hairspray, The Color of Pomegranites, Austin Powers 1&;3, Eternal Sunshine, Goonies, Sprout, Darjeeling limited, Life Aquatic, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, North By Northwest, Funny Face, Throne of Blood, Pillow Talk, The Others, The Science of Sleep (sort of), Being John Malkovich, The Cameraman's Revenge, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Trading Places, A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, Dune, Ghostbusters, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Sex and the Single Girl, Down With Love, Pecker, The Ice Pirates, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Favorite Music enon, the pony league, mum, deerhoof, the smiths, can, neu!, new order, grave, birthday party, fischerspooner, afx, mirah, iron maiden, clikatat ikatowi, caribou, bolt thrower, miss kitten, fevela booty beats, hoover, astrud gilberto, francoise hardy, ninja man, nancy &; lee, the zombies, belle and sebastion, best friends forever, stereolab...on
Favorite Books penses, books about artist materials/pigments, books on organic gardening, anything by haruki murakami, leonora carrington, bester, books on plants, good fiction...Old Science Fiction, Books on Drawing/Painting Materials &; Pigments, PaperRad, Kramer's Ergot, Goodbye Chunky Rice