Taylor Cavazos is a Mexican American artist born along the southernmost border of the United States in Harlingen, Texas. She is most known for her colorful, detailed, and symbolic Mexican-American paintings. After moving to Miami in early 2018, Taylor produced her collection of acrylic-on-canvas art pieces, focused on Mexico’s representation of the calavera (skull), Dia de Los Muertos and “Fridamania,” referring to the growing celebrity status of famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
Taylor Cavazos Art also has a larger purpose. Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and high- anxiety, Taylor finds solace in painting repetitive “dots and swirl” patterns on her canvas. “It helps me clear my mind,” she explains.
“Sometimes, hours pass without me noticing. I block out all unnecessary thoughts and truly relax when I’m painting these patterns.”
Taylor hopes her unique take on Latinx art will serve as a platform to discuss the prevalence of mental health issues among Latinx and Hispanic American populations.
Since moving to Miami, Taylor has found meaning in the climate crisis and its effects on our environment, health and well being. As seen in her ocean life and seascape paintings, she feels a deep connection to nature around her, especially living so close to the beach. As she builds her career in South Florida, she has used her art to bring awareness to these challenges by partnering and supporting organizations like Patagonia, Conscious Entrepreneurs Roundtable, the Miami Surfrider Foundation, the CLEO Institute and most recently RaceTime.
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