John Taylor’s Ghost Fleet on display for April

March 15, 2012 by  

From now until Sunday, April 8th, 2012 “Ghost Fleet” by artisan John Taylor will be on display just outside San Diego, California at the Oceanside Museum of Art located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California. Viewing times are Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm, although every Tuesday during the year 2012 there is no admission charge courtesy of the Oceanside Charitable Foundation.

John Taylor is a master at using spontaneous materials to create just the right patina for his miniature reproductions of organics to reflect aging, decaying, and dying. These miniatures represent still life images, frozen in time forever. This display features maritime vessels and airships, which have been long forgotten by most. Ghost Fleet has approximately 14 ships created using different media, created by the artist during the past five years. Each of these ships has been expertly crafted from objects like motherboards, scrap woods, old children’s toys, and other salvaged or reclaimed items. All the ships and aircraft in this display are a mystery feature the maritime culture.

John Taylor, a self-taught artist, has a following for those who love the maritime folklore and boating. His artwork is displayed often in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. His interest in this area has grown with him since childhood.

Poster printing by print companies has aided in bring this display to life. Admission to this event is $8.00 per person. For additional information call Oceanside Museum at 760-435-3720 or visit their website.

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