SUSILA BAILEY-BOND

'AWAKENINGS'

London based artist Susila Bailey-Bond is best known for her delicate papercut work where dragonflies and butterflies gracefully swarm across the canvas, and flowers bloom in soft colours. Susila also creates effervescent and colourful pieces using spray-painted aluminium and found objects, somewhat of an antithesis to the neutral shades of the paperwork, but rather uplifting in style and vibrancy.

Bailey-Bond's artwork has been previously described by curators as 'Unapologetically Joyful', and after the last year of uncertainty it seems appropriate to offer some joy to the world. She explains a little about the show below:

"AWAKENINGS is the outcome of lockdown. As an artist with a studio at home I considered myself lucky to be able to continue working much the same as normal through 2020, in fact somehow I felt I had more time to focus and consider my practice. At first it seemed that artworks that I had been planning for ages were finally coming to life, and as time went on I realised I had built up a solid body of work. However, as the normal opportunities to exhibit were unavailable and my show had no definite start date, things started to drift. So now, as Spring marches on and we unfurl from a very strange time of our lives I feel a sense of Awakening, both creatively and communicatively, I am excited by possibilites, I quietly revel in seeing people finally able to eat together and tentativelly hug their family and friends, people are venturing outdoors, the sun is shining, life feels like it's on its way back and, albeit gingerly, we can step out to enjoy it".

'AWAKENINGS' is Bailey-Bond's 4th solo show with Woolff Gallery, she has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, USA, and in the Far East. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections globally. Susila will be relocating some of her studio into the gallery basement for the duration of the show in order to work on some commissions so this is an ideal time to meet the artist, if this is something that interests you please contact us.

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SHANGRI-LA

Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La,detail
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La,detail

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shangri-La in sitting room

 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'SHANGRI-LA',

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

(Click the images to enlarge both slideshow and full artwork) 

FLOWERBOMBS

Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs
Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs

77 x 117 x 8cm / 31 x 47 x 3", Papercut on thin silver plated wire, with swarovski crystals On board, with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs
Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs

77 x 117 x 8cm / 31 x 47 x 3", Papercut on thin silver plated wire, with swarovski crystals On board, with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs
Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs

77 x 117 x 8cm / 31 x 47 x 3", Papercut on thin silver plated wire, with swarovski crystals On board, with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs
Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs

77 x 117 x 8cm / 31 x 47 x 3", Papercut on thin silver plated wire, with swarovski crystals On board, with perspex / plexiglass cover

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'FLOWERBOMBS',

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

77 x 117 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £4,950

(Click the images to enlarge both slideshow and full artwork) 

Susila Bailey-Bond, Flowerbombs in sitting room

SHAMBALA

Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala,

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover 82cm x 82 x 10 / 32" x 32" x 4"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Shambala in situ

 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'SHAMBALA',

Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

 

RING

Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring
Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring
Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring
Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring
Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'RING',

Papercut dragonflies and swarovski crystals on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

 

Susila Bailey-Bond, Ring on marble wall

BLUE MOON

Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon

Papercut Butterflies on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Blue Moon' detail,
Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Blue Moon' detail,

Papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon

Papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Blue Moon

Papercut Butterflies on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Blue Moon in minimal room.jpg

 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'BLUE MOON',

Papercut butterflies on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

 

BIG HORIZON

Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon

papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover 83 x 153 x 9cm / 32 x 60 x 3"

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Horizon in bedroom
Horizon in bedroom

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon

papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover 83 x 153 x 9cm / 32 x 60 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon
Susila Bailey-Bond, Horizon

papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover 83 x 153 x 9cm / 32 x 60 x 3"

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'BIG HORIZON',

Papercut flower and swarovski crystals on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 152 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £6,950

PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR FULL SCREEN ARTWORK

 

AURA

Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura
Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura
Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura
Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura
Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura

Papercut Dragonflies and swarovski crystals on wire, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'AURA',

Papercut dragonflies and swarovski crystals on individual, thin, silver plated wires.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

 

Susila Bailey-Bond, Aura on grey wall

STARFLOWER

Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',
Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',

Papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',
Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',

Papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Starflower over bed
Starflower over bed

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Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',
Susila Bailey-Bond, 'Starflower II',

Papercut on wire with swarovski crystals, on board inside perspex / Plexglass cover, 82 x 82 x 7cm / 32 x 32 x 3"

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Starflower over Breakfast bar

 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'STARFLOWER II', Papercut flowers on individual, thin, silver plated wires. On board with perspex / plexiglass cover,

82 x 82 x 10cm / 32" x 32" x 4", £3,500

 

SUPERSOUND

Supersound in sitting room
Supersound in sitting room

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Supersound
Susila Bailey-Bond, Supersound

82 x 152cm, spray painted aluminium on pins with found radio

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Supersound
Susila Bailey-Bond, Supersound

82 x 152cm, spray painted aluminium on pins with found radio

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Supersound in sitting room
Supersound in sitting room

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'SUPERSOUND',

Spray painted aluminium butterflies on pins, with radio on small shelf.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

82 x 152 x 10cm / 32" x 60" x 4", £6,950

 

DRINK ME

Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,

52 x 52cm, aluminium on pins with antique bottles on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,

52 x 52cm, aluminium on pins with antique bottles on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,

52 x 52cm, aluminium on pins with antique bottles on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,
Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me,

52 x 52cm, aluminium on pins with antique bottles on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'DRINK ME',

Spray painted aluminium butterflies on pins, with vintage bottles on small shelf.

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

52 x 52 x 12cm / 20" x 20" x 5", £1,850

 

Susila Bailey-Bond, Drink me in playroom

WHEN THE CLOUDS ARE FAR BEHIND ME...

Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'
Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'

53 x 53 x 7cm, Spray painted aluminium on Ento pins, on boad with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'
Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'

53 x 53 x 7cm, Spray painted aluminium on Ento pins, on boad with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'
Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'

53 x 53 x 7cm, Spray painted aluminium on Ento pins, on boad with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'
Susila Bailey-Bond, Where the clouds are far behind me...'

53 x 53 x 7cm, Spray painted aluminium on Ento pins, on boad with perspex / plexiglass cover

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'WHEN THE CLOUDS ARE FAR BEHIND ME..'

Spray painted aluminium butterflies on ento pins

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

52 x 52 x 12cm / 20" x 20" x 5", £1,850

 

Where the clouds are far behind me, Kitchen.jpg

EMERGE

Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge
Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge

102 x 102cm, spray painted aluminium on pins, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge
Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge

102 x 102cm, spray painted aluminium on pins, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge
Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge

102 x 102cm, spray painted aluminium on pins, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge
Susila Bailey-Bond, Emerge

102 x 102cm, spray painted aluminium on pins, on board with perspex / plexiglass cover

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 Susila Bailey-Bond, 'EMERGE',

Spray painted aluminium butterflies pins

On board with perspex / plexiglass cover

102 x 102 x 10cm / 40" x 40" x 4", £4,950

 

Emerge in bathroom