Greg Bailey received his BFA from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, and his MFA from Hartford Art School in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has taught at a number of colleges as a professor and as a visiting artist and is currently on the faculty at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. He is also an exhibiting artist at this year’s Sculpturefest in Woodstock, Vermont.
According to Bailey, his work “deals with the intellectual and emotional response to the predictions of the future regarding the planetary sustainability of human life. Global warming, food, fuel, water equation and other aspects of the interconnectedness of life are themes within (the) work.” One visual metaphor used frequently within his work is the “event” cone, which represents the influence of an event through space-time. Bailey first learned about this concept from Stephen Hawking’s book, A Brief History of Time. The cones are metaphors “for the unpredictability of the future.” More concretely, they reference aspects of nature, such as icicles, trees and islands.