Author Archives: Gillian Taylor

About Gillian Taylor

I make collections of tiny envelopes, postcard bundles and other paper art.

Seeking love letters

Would you be willing to lend me your love letters for a new piece of art? Much of my work has been inspired by communication. In particular, I’ve been working with two sets of love letters written during World War … Continue reading

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Theatre programmes

I was commissioned to make a collection of envelopes using these wonderful old theatre programmes. It was an enjoyable challenge selecting the most significant pieces of text from the programmes and then making sure that they were still visible when … Continue reading

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Remembrance

As November 11th approaches, I’ve been thinking about Eric, an aircraft engineer based in Southampton during World War II. I’m fortunate enough to have Eric’s love letters, which is a great privilege. Eric wrote to his love two or three times … Continue reading

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Devon Open Studios

On Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 2012, I’m exhibiting with two other artists during Devon Open Studios. We’ll be at Cockwood Village Hall EX6 8NU from 11am to 6pm on both days. I’m showing some new work continuing on the … Continue reading

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Seeking Sgt Schulist

I’m searching for Sgt Joseph F Schulist 16005837 who was an American GI in World War II. He wrote to a WREN based in England and I’ve been using the love letters in my work. It’s a romantic story and … Continue reading

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Lasers or scissors?

I’ve just attended an amazing three day course at the University of the West of England, exploring printing and laser cutting paper. Laser cutting involves careful preparation of computer files and is more time consuming than just the process of … Continue reading

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Letter cards

I’ve been commissioned to make a piece using some letter cards written during the 1950s to a young woman based in North Devon. The letter cards are beautifully dainty things and lovely to work with. I used a piece of … Continue reading

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More love letters

I’ve made collections of small envelopes using love letters written during World War II. The writer, an aircraft engineer, wrote to his love two or three times a week. I hope that people who see the work will think that … Continue reading

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Love

LOVE, and exhibition with a romantic theme, runs from 1 to 26 February at Atelier Gallery, Barnstaple. My work includes collections of small envelopes created from original love letters written during World War II. The acrylic valentines shown here use … Continue reading

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Luggage labels

I’m working with luggage labels at the moment. I have an old battered suitcase which must have travelled all over the place, each time with a different luggage label attached. I’m using postcards too – the messages which travellers send … Continue reading

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