Jessica Emily Bailey 'Pernel' (detail) 2017
Jessica Emily Bailey has produced a lovely series of self-described ‘almost paintings’, quiet arrangements of form and colour. Arrangements which observe and subtly map nostalgic visual memories, of exotic orchard plantings contrasted with molded plastic toys and what it means to grow up in rural New Zealand.
The selected forms Bailey produces become familiar ‘character’s’ repeated through-out her work. They are full and carefully composed, like aerial maps of islands with their conscious edges and balanced placement. Jessica Bailey is also a folk musician, vocalist and song writer and has recently released her band Fables first album titled 'Home'.
297mm x 210mm original, acrylic on board