Friday, November 2, 2012

Photo Friday: Hannah Texie Bailey

In the realms of the unreal, 2012

Hannah Texie Bailey was born in Houston, Texas. Growing up in the city, she was equally influenced by ideas of the art world and the romance of the Texas tall tale. She is a mixed media artist who works with found and reclaimed material. Currently, Bailey is working on a series of sculptures as she finishes her last year at Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. Her future plans are to move to West Texas, and continue to working in her studio.

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On her wedding day, 2012 

In this work, objects, settings and sculptures are creating an intimate environment of memory that is influenced by folk tales, stories, and storytellers. The objects in the pieces become artifacts that create personal and universal narratives.

The series is influenced by the temporal American landscape, and the haunting desire society has to preserve it. I am exploring the ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation through my works using reclaimed and found items. This combines with the influence of my personal American History that I am exploring with family heirlooms and the storytellers from my bloodline. Using family photographs from my parent’s marriage, I am preserving their life together while it is presently falling apart. These works are an alter into a different realm, that explore mystery and hope. 

Pam n i, 2012

Lipstick and Cigarettes, 2012

Ode to Texie, 2012 

Raised by a homecoming queen, 2012

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