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Mandy Thomsett-Taylor graduated in 2007 with a Masters in Art & Design from the Auckland University of Technology and currently lectures the Bachelor of Design Degree at UNITEC in Auckland.
Utilising often innovative and unusual methods of application, such as colanders, dish racks and other found kitchen utensils, Thomsett-Taylor's paintings reflect her particular interest in the idea of the 'decorative'.
By recontextualising the ordinarily ornamental - floral arrangements, food presentation, furnishings and entertainments -as objects of beauty, Thomsett-Taylor's intricately composed works draw our attention to the allure of decorative items in everyday life and propose a reconsideration of the purely visual decorative experience.