Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. Sal has exhibited nationally, including shows at A. Smith Gallery in Texas, The Keystone Art Space in Los Angeles, Gallery 69 also in Los Angeles and the Pho Pa Gallery in Portland.
Sal has most recently self published a book of poetry and photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You which is in the Getty Collection and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence, Late Love and most recently Keepsakes.
Sal's artist books are represented by Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. She and her family reside in Rockport, Maine where Sal is on the board at Maine Media College.
I am interested in the temporality of things, in the ephemeral that leaves a scar.
In my work I try to understand what defines our connection to the past, what ties us to a place and tethers us to what has come before. It is a reflection on time, and the fleeting moments where we behold change within ourselves and the world around us. It is also an exploration of memory and how we preserve memories; how the discoveries we make when exploring the natural world, rekindle our sense of wonder.
The presentation of these moments, whether in print or book form, preserves them, unique in their detail, universal in their underlying themes. The photograph itself, the photographic object, is a keepsake of experience, a way of recording discoveries that serves as a reminder of what we have lost and what we are attempting to preserve.
I work in alternative processes of photography to produce platinum/palladium prints and I am also very interested in the bookworm and the art of bookmaking. With alternative processes, the element of time is not inconsequential, it takes time to make a print, a process that gives opportunity for discovery and serendipity. In each of the steps, there is a tangible connection with nature and the natural elements that are brought into the print, which mirrors the content of the work. The artistry of "making" a photograph becomes itself an act of becoming and invention.
All works on the website are available for sale as limited edition platinum-palladium prints.
Please contact the artist for print pricing and information.