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260 Market Street
New Albany, OH, 43054
United States

614-855-4856

Since 2007, Hayley Gallery has represented the work of over 60 emerging & established local Ohio artists. Exhibits change monthly with mediums including paintings, mixed media, sculpture, wood, glass, metal, ceramic, fiber, jewelry, Judaica & accessories.

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Shelley Bird

For me, art is a process – both a thinking process and an idea process. In my studio, I often feel like a scientist. Posing questions. Testing theories. Challenging perceptions. Pushing boundaries. Making art is one grand experiment for me. And a messy one at that!

Although my pieces are physical manifestations, it’s the experience for both artist and observer that intrigue me. There is my experience as an artist and there is the experience where my creative journey intersects with the observer. My experience – my journey – often begins with found objects. I’m interested in revealing something new from discarded and salvaged materials.

And while I’m a visual artist, I also love language and storytelling is at the foundation of my work. Sometimes I know the story that I want to tell even before I begin. More often though, the objects themselves suggest the stories we will tell together. My work is inscribed with a personal or social statement and may be composed as a riddle or visual pun for the viewer to interpret. Ambiguous meanings; paradox; sometimes humor; always a sliver of hope.

In my work, you will discover your own meaning. You will find your own story.