Artist: Bailey Maier
- Indiana Dakota IDA-N Acoustic
- Condition: good, no major flaws
Mediums Used: acrylic paints, photographs, and clear coat
About the Artist:
Bailey is an artist who uses the intimacy of nature to inspire much of his artwork. Currently residing in Oswego, NY, he is completing his MA degree in Sculpture and Exhibition Design at SUNY Oswego. Bailey founded his own art business Inspired By Bailey in 2019, selling his nature photography, sculptures, and commissioned murals. He heard about Operation Art Strings and instantly knew he wanted to contribute. Check out his past and current work on his website www.InspiredbyBailey.com
Natures' Song is the first guitar Bailey has done for this program. The choice to include painting, carving, and photography in this artwork was to make the guitar as visually appealing as possible. Each animal painted uses one of the photos lining the guitar as a reference. The photos lining the guitar are a collection of his favorites he has taken since starting his business. Bailey also wanted to include a carving into the guitar to show his love for sculpture and chose a bird because of how joyfully they sing in nature. Keep an eye out for future guitars designed by Bailey!