About a Bird by Erika Baez - 10 x 8 inches Signed ani art academy sexes oil bird exhibition academic contemporary
Erika Baez
B. 1982

About a Bird

Oil on panel
10 x 8 inches

I attempt to narrate a story within my work and often bring fictitious, even whimsical ideas to life in a realistic and playful fashion. For the “Sexes” exhibit I incorporated children’s toys, with which I am often inspired by in my work. Also, I wanted the pieces to revolve around spring, a season associated with bloom, birth and life. In both “About a Bird” and “About a Bee”, I use bold colors to express this rejuvenating time of year. But the prime focus is the portrayal of sex from the innocent perspective of a child, when we are first being told about “the birds and the bees”. Eggs, flowers, a bird and a bee, all encompass this naïve notion of reproduction.

Erika Baez
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City