PRESSED – RELEASED (2020) investigates the aesthetic, technical and symbolic differences between two types of print media techniques. These techniques and their processes are suggested through their visual representation, and insinuated through their naming.

On the left is PRESSED (2020) – a monotype print.

On the right is RELEASED (2020) – a digital photograph.

This project was awarded the Opus Art Supplies Graduation Award (MFA), and received an Honourable Mention for ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism and Social Justice in Visual Arts.

For We Are the Children of The Sun is a thesis project which aims to utilize abstraction and non-figuration as methods of representation for Black Women on Turtle Island. Through a personal contemplation of identity and ancestry, symbols such as hair and the Sun function as connectors to the plurality of Blackness. Bair examines and refutes what it means to be ‘Canadian’, and turns to a diasporic community which extends past the borders of land. Her objective is to re-imagine representation for the Black Woman, and to center resilience and community as primary concerns through a collaboration with the Sun. Sky Light is the most recent visualization of this pursuit. 

SKY LIGHT (2020)

This content makes up a digital maquette of the proposed final piece.