Taiko Chandler

Indelible Garden: Printed by Taiko Chandler  Denver Botanic Gardens, 2022

"Memories of nature have left an indelible mark on Taiko Chandler’s identity, one which is reflected in her delicate, undulating abstractions.

Born and raised in the mountains of Nagano, Japan, Chandler’s life has been shaped by the presence of the natural world. Recollections of the wild forests near her hometown, her father’s garden, and her mother’s ikebana (traditional flower arranging) suffuse her artwork, finding form in the organic, layered shapes of her prints and installations. Chandler’s plant-like forms are not intended as literal representations of nature, but rather interpret its foundational influence on family and memory."

Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin