Aurora Bailey @aurorabaileyjewelry
Jewelry designer and painter
SOURCES OF INSPIRATION: Modern art, architecture, Mexico and women in art history.
SOURCES OF MOTIVATION: My children and the potential of their dreams.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY: My children
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maughman
The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway
Charmed Circle by Gertrude Stein
I love revisiting old playlists or things I used to listen to at certain times of my life.
Right now I am revisiting Elliot Smith and Cat Power, I think because they bring me back to great creative times of my undergrad.
I don’t subscribe to the trends of masks, tons of creams and facials.
I do believe in a clean healthy diet, lots of water and a good face soap and night cream.
FAVOURITE WAYS TO UNWIND:
Music, cooking and my kids running around laughing!
WHAT GETS YOU IN A WORKING FLOW:
One single powerful art piece, shape, image or color palette can get my mind going.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW:
A collection called Orbita. It is based on an amazing quote of Lucy Lippard for Nancy Holt’s work. “Round is the shape of an embrace, of earth, of cyclical time, of centers of sun, moon, of planetary orbits, and of course the human eye” -Lucy Lippard
Needless to say, it is an in depth exploration of the circle shape and how it can become wearable timeless sculpture with earthly materials like gold and semiprecious stones, light and shape.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. -Pablo Picasso
Photographer: Maegan Gindi
Fashion Stylist: Paulina Castro Ogando