We found some shots of San Francisco artist Kevin Earl Taylor's work on one of our favourite websites, Fecal Face. Though Taylor's watercolours hearken back to the golden age of scientific illustration, the insertion of vague narratives, architectural structures, and magical instances make them anything but clinical. A first glance may bring the wonder of such beautifully rendered figures to light; a second one is sure to expose the symbolic framework that Taylor alternately exposes and conceals in the work. It isn't so much about the natural world from which we are estranged as it is about our own strange relationship to nature: the mythologies, symbolic weight, scientific credo, fear, and wonder that we attach to it.

This particular body of work was made specifically for his show at Circle Culture in Hamburg during an extended stay in Berlin.