Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses
BY ANASTASIA STANMEYER
For the longest time—even now, still—Sally Taylor perceives the Berkshires through a song written and sung by her dad, James Taylor. She sits back in a chair in a room within MASS MoCA’s Kidspace and begins to hum the melody, then sings a few lines: “The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting, with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go …”
Those lyrics helped define the Berkshires for her. “The only way I really had access to the Berkshires as a kid was through my dad’s songs,” says Taylor. “And so, I had a certain version of what the Berkshires was—for me it’s always had this sparkling snow, the sun shining on this huge field in front of a farmhouse, and there’s a guy, you see it from his perspective in the car: this gleaming field of snow and realizing that he’s just leaving, but he has this incredible journey that he’s going to take. … This is the first time I have ever mentioned it—this has lived with me exclusively as my touchstone to the Berkshires.”
It is that shared singular experience that seems reflective of Taylor’s long-running Consenses project. Set to become the most involving exhibition at MASS MoCA’s Kidspace, her “Come to Your Senses” opens June 23 with a performance in the evening that includes her mother, Carly Simon, and her brother, Ben Taylor.
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