The 1990s: Drawing Circles

A question seems to be how far can you see through things?

Throughout the 1990s, Taylor expanded his sources of inspiration, turning the most unexpected objects into series at once absurd and playful. Among these objects, circular forms dominate—coiling wire, wheels, hula hoops, rubber tubes, tin cans—because, Taylor explained, “round things don’t have a traditional edge; they look pretty much the same from a lot of different angles.” Curious as to how things appear from various vantage points, he often explored in his drawings the same subjects from several per- spectives. In contrast to the rudimentary materials of his sculptures, Taylor’s drawings display a rich and sensuous surface, enlivened by bold contrasts of light and dark.