Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Cameron Taylor-Brown Angels and Men/Quartet

Cameron Taylor-Brown, Angels and Men/Quartet. Photo: Andrew Nuehart

Andrew Nuehart

Weaver and mixed-media artist Cameron Taylor-Brown’s Angels and Men/Quartet sprang from a passage in the environmentalist John Muir’s journal: And so the beauty of lilies falls on angels and men, bears and squirrels, wolves and sheep, birds and bees, but as far as I have seen, man alone, and the animals he tames, destroy these gardens.

And so we contemplate these beings. Are they angels? Men? Uprooted flowers? The artist welcomes the ambiguity, even as she creates: “Every piece is a conversation, and I respond to what develops.” See this work, and others, at the L.A.-based Craft in America Study Center in “Looming Election: Woven Works” (Jun. 16 – Sep. 1).