Embracing bold and colourful abstract designs, BAY is a young artist making her mark. In 2017, she was a finalist in the SALA Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize and is continuing to build an impressive body of work. It was only recently that she discovered that many drawings from her childhood have an indigenous Polynesian aspect. Particularly repetitive line work and tiny dots painted from an aerial perspective, and larger geometric patterns commonly seen in ceremonial dress. She now celebrates her Tongan heritage and BAY’s instinctive eye for colour and form combine to create large paintings that celebrate the healing process of mental health. Her collection ‘Mind Maps’ reflects her own journey of self-discovery and resonates with anyone seeking to better understand their identity and experiences.