Artist Statement

I am a native New Yorker, born and living in Southern Brooklyn. I became a painter and escaped family sideshow tradition; specifically that of the Dreamland Circus Sideshow and a snake oil called The Bitter Wonder.

In 1997 I began working with Coney Island USA, the non profit Arts Center located in the heart of Coney Island where I fell in love with the large format sideshow banner tradition.

As Artist in Residence I spend large portion of my studio time painting sideshow banners for the facade of our landmarked 1917 building.

The Guestbook

morgan.taylor.3910 says: A Brooklyn institution, part of the soil and history of the place. Powerful.