My work explores the nostalgic relationships we have with fairytales and their past. It explores how the lessons have changed over time. It works to bring back the gruesome hard truths we sometimes need to see and hear to understand. It also takes modern ideas and problems and explores the idea of these fairytales and lessons existing in a way that is applicable today. I explore the relationships we have with these fairytales already, and try to give their old meaning back, or a new meaning to them that is relevant to life today. I have always loved fairytales and creatures, as well as horror films and aesthetically disturbing things. I grew up watching Tim Burton and going to Disney world, so it has always been a huge part of life growing up for me. I like to create work that makes people think and wonder what is going on, works that makes them question what is going on in the piece. I like to add in the disturbing parts because those were forgotten in history and were replaced by a happy ever after. However, fairytales were not created to have happy ever afters, they were created with the purpose of teaching children, and adults, cautionary tales with important lessons. I typically use ceramic, resin, and other mixed media. I like to use found objects a lot as well, as some of my work is based off of anti-capitalism. With these works, I do prefer to be as resourceful as possible, and enjoy creating nostalgic things with already existing objects that have their own history.
Hi everyone, I’m Bailie Badger! A Washington born artist, raised outside of Seattle. I have lived in Florida and North Carolina for a bit as well! I am a sculptor and resin artist. In school I studied IVA with a 3D4M concentration. I have always taken art classes growing up, and once I got to college realized it was what I was best at and loved the most! I am a self-taught resin artist aside from school and sell some of my resin art on Etsy currently! It has been hard deciding exactly which path to take with my art because there are so many amazing paths to take as an artist, so I am looking forward to conquering that challenge over the next years. As an artist I have taken a lot of inspiration from things I grew up with, such as movies that Tim Burton made, and going to Disney with my family. These interests and memories have crossed over into my art and I like to bring back the history fairytales have. They are so mainstream now, as well as so different from how they were told. I want to continue as an artist on my path of self-discovery, as well as continue my fairytale research.
"Human Destruction," 2021. Ceramic, resin, gold leaf, mixed media. 31 x 12 x 24 in.
"Tooth Fairy," 2019. Ceramic, mixed media. 18 x 7 x 13 in.
"Nothing As It Seems," (still) 2021. Rose, paint, camera, mixed media.
JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
Art Building, Room 132 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105