Finding the Story and Characters
Maggie Taylor finds inspiration by visiting flea markets and scavenging eBay for antique letters, photographs, dollhouse furniture, and small toys. She then scans the three-dimensional subjects with a flatbed scanner and creates beautiful and emotive images, such as those shown in Figure 12.59 and Figure 12.60.
Figure 12.59. Starting with an antique photo and scans of real fish, Maggie created this ambiguous and intriguing image.© Maggie Taylor
Figure 12.60. After scanning the small rabbit figurine and the toy teacup, Maggie created a tableau for their mysterious interaction.© Maggie Taylor
Maggie is inspired by the stories that evolve as she creates her images. The backgrounds are her own paintings and photographs, and the subjects are dreamlike figures that serve as characters for the often mysterious stories she weaves together with humor and sensibility. She then makes stunning inkjet prints, which are exhibited and collected worldwide. Her images have also been commissioned for book and CD covers.