THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM by Ashley Woodson Bailey

Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM by Ashley Woodson Bailey

Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, NYC, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin. As an artist, Ashley is defined fully and completely by the flower.  A self-taught photographer, Ashley sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events.

Bailey’s inspiration for this body of work was twofold: not only the sense peace and reflection that flowers impart to their admirers, but also the power they instill. “A lover’s hand delivering a bouquet of flowers after a fight. A coffin covered in the deceased most cherished blooms. A birthday surprise from an old friend. All of these moments are powerful and peaceful yet fleeting, just like flowers and just like our lives,” states Bailey.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM by Ashley Woodson Bailey
Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, NYC, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin. As an artist, Ashley is defined fully and completely by the flower. A self-taught photographer, Ashley sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events. Bailey’s inspiration for this body of work was twofold: not only the sense peace and reflection that flowers impart to their admirers, but also the power they instill. “A lover’s hand delivering a bouquet of flowers after a fight. A coffin covered in the deceased most cherished blooms. A birthday surprise from an old friend. All of these moments are powerful and peaceful yet fleeting, just like flowers and just like our lives,” states Bailey.
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Spalding Nix Fine Art, LLC
Atlanta
Georgia
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The Calm Before The Storm (1/5), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Calm Before The Storm (1/5), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

44 x 66 in

From A Distance (1/10), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

From A Distance (1/10), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

36 x 24 in

Falling Water (1/20), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

Falling Water (1/20), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

16 x 13 in

The Wrinkled Rose (1/5), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Wrinkled Rose (1/5), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

66 x 44 in

Natural Beauty (1/10), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

Natural Beauty (1/10), 2017

Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

24 x 36 in

Lady Banks (1/20), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

Lady Banks (1/20), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

16 x 13 in

The Butterfly (1/5), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Butterfly (1/5), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

66 x 44 in

Out of the Darkness (1/10), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

Out of the Darkness (1/10), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

36 x 24 in

The Depths of Time (1/20)
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Depths of Time (1/20)

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

16 x 13 in

The Gesture (1/10)
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Gesture (1/10)

36 x 24 in

The Clouds (1/10), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Clouds (1/10), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

24 x 36 in

The Heavy (1/20), 2017
Ashley Woodson Bailey

The Heavy (1/20), 2017

archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag

16 x 13 in

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