C A T H Y    W E A V E R    T A Y L O R


Cathy Weaver Taylor is an artist who revels in light. Mediums include collage, assemblage, and photography. Luminaries and reflective collages are unique creations using translucency and reflection to highlight light. 

She creates artwork that makes people think outside the box, seeks to find balance in composition, and arranges paper in new ways to get people’s attention. 

Working with scissors, cutting things out and then reassembling the cutouts with glue, tape, and staples is the beginning process. Lately, Cathy has been working with translucent collage and a light box. She got started with the light box because of having seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and is on a therapeutic light box every morning for about 15-minutes. She started working with color and shape with origami paper right on the light box, and came up with the unusual layered jewel-toned collages that are photographed and called Luminaries. 
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First the luminaries were printed on glossy paper. Cathy then found a way to print them on lightweight plastic banners that are installed in windows that really light up when the light is behind them. She is presently experimenting with various transparent film mediums for the luminaries. 

There are paper and translucent  luminaries for windows and small ones for nightlights. The third Luminaires in the Library project all funded with local Massachusetts Cultural Council grants have been successful and include Luminary Workshops, inviting the public to work creatively with color and light. 

Cathy's assemblages use recycled materials creating large-scale work for indoor and outdoor sculpture shows

Photography has always been a strong interest and and main themes include close ups of the moon phases, flowers, spiderwebs, reflections, shadows and landscapes.  











Exhibitions:

Luminaries in the Library- Libraries are Living Growing Places of Wisdom at the Worcester Public Library, May 2018, ongoing exhibit on second floor and entranceway, supported by Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Wedding Cake, original collage at Remix: Appropriations in Art, Till Wave Gallery in Watertown, May 3-June 30 2018 with reception May 3 from 4-7pm

REFLECT, TOO, solo collage show at Worcester Senior Center, March 25-May 25 with reception and workshop April 24th 11-2 and 1-3. 

Abstract 1, Creative Circles Small Works, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, March 13- April 16, 2018

Abstract 1, Stow Community Art Show, Stowe Cultural Council, Pompositticut Community Center, March 16- April 13 

Women’s Work is Never Done; Bow, Bend, Thrust, After a Fashion, Arts Worcester Aurora Gallery, March 16-April 15

Gosling, Rebirth, Worcester Council for the Arts photography at Worcester City Hall March-May

We Love Books, Books Illuminate, Luminaries in the Library, Upton Public Library March-April 2018. Includes a luminary workshop. This program is supported by a grant from the Upton Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

Abstract 1,E Pluribus Unum Show, Aurora Gallery, Arts Worcester in collaboration with Fitchburg Art Museum, though Dec. 16

REFLECT, Traditions in Wayland, one-person show, using reflective collage, Oct.-Nov. 2017

Abstract 1, Non-Objective Now: New England Artists Explore Abstraction, Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, September through end of December 2017


Crescent Moon at Art on the Trail at Beals Preserve Southboro Open Space Foundation June-September 2017

Grandmother Spider at RECLAIMED, reduce, reuse, recycle, Mosesian Center Watertown MA May- July 2017

-Moving Along and Be Still at Sensory Play, The Sprinkler Factory, Harlow St Worcester 

-Light'N'Up the Winter Blues, Nine Dot Gallery, Worcester MA
luminary window banner installation and luminary workshop

- Mask, Show us your other side, Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Dec. 2016

- Let there by Light, Worcester Cultural Council, Dec. 1206-Februrary 2017

- Off the Grid, Aurora Gallery, Arts Worcester December 2016

-Invisible Children, Healing Arts, Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, Worcester, September 2016

-Cheshire Cat, Worcester Art Museum, Community Cats, summer 2016

-Pleiadian Blue installation, Art on the Trail, Hopkinton MA Aug-Sept. 2016

-Edward Jones/Creative Underground Littleton MA summer 2016

-At the Crossroads, Arts Worcester ONE June 2016

-Luminaries in the Rotunda, Acton Memorial Library, summer 2016 

-Luminaries, solo show for Arts Wayland at Traditions art space, March, April, May 2016

-Woman’s Art Forum Show at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, March 2016

-Art for Peace, Center for Non-Violence, Worcester Library, March 2016


Snapshot in Time, Davis Gallery, winter 2015

Gray Scale, Aurora Gallery Arts Worcester in collaboration with Fitchburg Art Museum, Dec 2015.

2D-3D Landscape InVision, Davis Gallery, fall 2015

Healing Threads War and Peace, Sprinkler Gallery, Worcester MA, November 2015

Rail Trail outdoor sculpture exhibit, Hopkinton MA, summer 2015

Arts Worcester, Model Behavior: A Call-and-Response Collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum 
Dec. 2014-Jan 2015

Small Works Show
Fountain Street Gallery Oct.-Dec. 2014

Hopkinton Community Arts 
Juried Photography Show Oct. 2014

Hopkinton Women's Art Forum January 2014

Arts Worcester December 2013

Southboro Conservation 25th Anniversary,  Beale Conservation Land, outdoor sculpture Oct. 2013

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Member Show Oct. 2013

Arts Worcester ONE June 2013

Arts Worcester Call and Response 2012

Hopkinton Center for the Arts members show 2012

Art in Bloom, Hopkinton Center for the Arts- 2012

Nature in the City, Goddard House, Worcester, MA - 2012

Hopkinton Cultural Council Women Artist Show - 2012

Women Hold Up Half the Sky, Worcester, MA - 2008

Moving On, One Love Cafe, Worcester, MA - 2007

Worcester Artist Group Show, Worcester, MA -Dec. - 2006

Worcester Artist Group Show, Worcester, MA -Oct. - 2006

Women of Spirit, Tower Court Art, Sarasota, Fl - 2005

The Grove Project, Habitat Center, Belmont MA- 2003

Remembering Goddess, Solo Show, Arlington, Ma - 2002

Light and Shadow, Solo Photography, Webster, Ma - 2001

Published Works:

Lunar Calendar, Luna Press 2000-2014

Women Artist Date Book - 2012

The Unicorn, Rowan Tree Church 1997-2008

National Council of Geo-cosmic Research, Boston Chapter    newsletter illustrations 2005-2006

Gnosis Magazine, Life, Death, and the Goddess - 1998

Crone Chronicles Magazine 1992-2000

"Vision and Voices of Women", Crone Chronicles - 1995

Spirit of Change Magazine illustrations,1992-2000

Holistic Health Guide Cover Illustration- 1995

New and Good, Women's Center for Wellness illustrations and logo design, 1998-2000

Beacon Yoga Center Logo - 1998

Ilustrations for Cycle of Seasons, poetry by Tasha Halpert, 1997
Artist Statement
phoenixrisingct@gmail.com 
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