Pahoa is almost pure Hawaiian, with a splash of Portugese. He was born on the big island in 1963, and raised by a commercial fishing family. Pahoa studied fine art at the University of Hawaii.
As a teenager, Rudolph Cameron Taylor was fortunate enough to sail from his native New England aboard Irving Johnson's famous brigantine Yankee. He spent eighteen months with the ship as she roamed the South Pacific. His exposure to the many incredible creatures of those warm, blue waters, led him to a career in marine science. With considerable raw talent, he financed his way through college doing illustrations for natural history publications.
Those early experiences have led to a lifelong devotion to the study and preservation of wild things around the globe. Since directing his interests from research into the arts, Taylor's work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. More than a dozen monumental sculptures have been commissioned to grace outdoor locations worldwide.
Rudy Taylor's background as a marine biologist endows his work with a unique quality, a blend of art and science. His sculpture is noted for its anatomical correctness, yet whimsical depiction, giving each of his subjects a distinct personality.
Now a resident of Sausalito, California, Rudy still returns once a year to his beloved South Pacific, where he maintains an open-air studio on the remote island of Tubuai in French Polynesia. There, in the shade of a palm tree, is where he brings his art to life.
Postscript: December 23, 1999 Rudy Taylor passed away this date on the island of Tubai at the age of Sixty-four. He will be missed by many, but his art will live on.
The artisans at SMALL PLANET STUDIOS are proud to present Rudy Taylor's MARINE Collection, a series of individually cast, cold cast bronze mirror frames. This process combines the timeless qualities of traditional bronze casting with durable, modern materials. Each ready to hang sculpture is hand finished and patinaed to capture in exquisite detail the artist's original work.
BO SVENSSON [Photographer]
As a photographer, he has chosen to capture some of the world's most beautiful images, at the most perfect moment. These images reflect his great love and respect for nature and man's proper place in it - that of observer, partner and preserver. It's his wish that the joy he experience as a chronicler of nature will enhance your home and touch your heart, so that what he has captured in photography today, will continue to exist and flourish for the enjoyment of the coming generations.
Mark hails from Paso Robles, California, and first distinguished his successful career as one of the countries foremost glass carvers. His sandblasted glass panels appear in buildings and high-end homes all over the US. His art has a concentrated presence in the upscale neighborhoods of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
After years of exposure to the potentially dangerous atmosphere of sand blasting, Hiteshew moved on to sculpture, and his talent and name continued to propel him to the forefront of the art. Mark’s preference of subject matter is fantasy, so we at Small Planet were thrilled to have him create our 3 Mermaid mirrors for us. Mark is now in his fifties, and unfortunately, severe diabetes has taken his eyesight.
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Waialua, HI 96791
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