Radcliffe Bailey, an American contemporary artist, combines painting, sculpture, photography, and found materials, influenced by African American history and culture, often addressing memory, ancestry, and identity themes.

Bailey's art showcases African American resilience and creativity, highlighting migration, slavery, and diaspora effects. It provokes global discussions on social justice, society, and history.

Bailey employs layers in her composition, incorporating sound, smell, and keys to evoke allusions, memories, and symbolism, altering the story based on viewer responses.

Radcliffe Bailey, a storyteller, uses found objects and culturally charged imagery to re awaken the past and illuminate commonalities in human experiences, connecting to his African ancestry and personal life.

Bailey's artworks often addressed the African diaspora, addressing voluntary migration after the Civil War and slave experiences. He took offense at being labeled Southern or Black.