82 x 82 cm
Susila Bailey Bond
Aura is displayed in a plexi glass box and ready to hang.
In Bailey-Bond’s papercut works we are presented with a celebration of colour and pattern as decorative repeated forms of butterflies or dragonflies swarm in all directions – forms indicating a sense of transience and joy. Other motifs such as flowers, leaves, and birds all culminate in nests of activity evoking a breezy summers day. Alternatively inspiration has been drawn from aeroplanes or even tattoo’s as artworks created using the same technique offer a bolder, three-dimensional graphic feel.
Icons are first designed digitally, then printed, and cut. Susila manipulates the individual pieces into 3D artworks using wire, adhesive, silver or gold leaf and often Swarovski crystals. Through her unique process of making, Bailey-Bond employs both technology and handcrafting to create elaborately detailed artwork that is unapologetically joyful.
Aura is a beautiful piece with papercut dragonflies and Swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside a Perspex case.