Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Taylor Sweeney ’15

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Taylor Sweeney ’15.


Taylor Sweeny ’15 grew up in an unsuspectingly rich-in-art Pittsburgh, but he didn’t find his passion for sculpture until his Sophomore year at Kenyon. He was raised with a respect for art, as he grew up roaming the halls of the Andy Warhol Museum and those like it. His art is “minimalist-inspired,” and he mainly tries to explore setting bounds and “deriving creativity out of his restrictions.” He prefers using wood, steel, and concrete and justifies his partiality to these materials, as they are accessible and easily formed. Throughout his time at Kenyon, Taylor has developed a particular style that mainly revolves around the “aesthetic of functionality.”

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New Cereal Rack in Peirce



I would generally say that the servery has a slick, modern look to it. The racks gleam, the glass glitters, even the fake marble has a nice sheen. But today that changes, today Peirce went for the rustic look with a new wooden cereal rack. Perhaps this means they’ll be adding more cereals, perhaps the old one just broke, maybe they bought it from the Amish. Who knows why AVI does what it does? As long as they keep churning out food and being great people, we’ll indulge this break in the theme of the servery.