Flirt II, 2021
plaster cast, acrylic, 23 karat Florentine gold leaf
24 x 20 x 4 inches
$5,000 + 8.875% Sales Tax + 3% Credit Card Fee
Chellis Baird "Flirt II"
Chellis Baird lives and works in New York City. Baird explores the elements of painting by reconstructing handwoven canvases from a unique perspective. Her bespoke process begins with woven structures as her base. Each canvas starts with neutral-toned materials that are then painted, dyed, and sculpted into dimensional brushstrokes. She creates tangled compositions through a series of twists, knots, and upcycled textiles. Baird’s background in fashion allows her to dress the canvas with imagination. Not unlike a garment, she uses color to emphasize the authenticity and body of each piece. Baird received her BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design and studied studio art at the Art Students League in New York City. Her last solo show, The Touch of Red was held at the National Arts Club, in 2022, and her work has been featured in multiple group exhibitions in 2023.
About the Artwork:
The artist's favorite color is red, as well as her signature lipstick hue. Baird is drawn to the daily significance of applying red lipstick as the last step of getting ready in the morning. The exhibition includes a series titled "Flirt", inspired by Baird's MAC Cosmetics lipstick and how lipstick evolves throughout different times of the day. The artist partnered with Sepp Leaf gold supplier to source the best gold leaf in the world.