feature: artist and pratt mwp student jameela bailey captures diversity in geometric portrait project

January 12, 2016

Pop artist and Pratt MWP student Jameela Bailey is working on a new geometric portraits project. Bailey, who was originally inspired by church stainless windows, uses geometric shapes to capture everyday people in a unique and captivating way. Her newest project focuses more directly on racial ethnicity and diversity and serves as a celebration of those differences.

“I recently started a new project where I ask random people on my explore page of all different backgrounds and racial ethnicities to submit a picture of themselves for me to paint. So far I have done 6 of the 28 people that I have asked and have been experimenting with different subject matter and style while making the pieces,” Bailey tells AFROPUNK.

See some of her completed portraits down below.

By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor