Submerging your body in the salty sea, sinking into a fluffy bed at the end of a long day, feeling the squeeze of a loved one's embrace--- seemingly insignificant moments that ultimately affect our emotions. "Engulfed" is the visual embodiment of these quiet consolations.
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Victoria Nixon Bailess is a Greek-American visual artist in central North Carolina.
I am a granddaughter of immigrants. The compositions I create serve as an outward expression of my Hellenic origins. Natural and architectural features of distinctive Grecian landscapes provide focal points within abstracted scenes of dreamy Cycladic islands, the rocky outcrop of the Acropolis, and lush rolling mountainous regions of the mainland. Fluid watercolors, inks, and watery acrylics are applied to cotton papers to create transparency and overlap— a metaphor for my intersecting identities as a second-generation Greek-American. Color-blocked shapes and negative spaces that breathe provide a subtle emphasis to characteristic cultural symbols such as the evil eye and classical columns. Intentional bohemian color choices create an air of nostalgia that echoes that of vintage travel posters. My artistic investigations not only nurture my connection to the Greek diaspora, they celebrate it.