Artist Statement: My work reflects an ongoing interest in collecting re-usable materials to create prints on paper, mixed media two and three-dimensional artwork and site-specific installations. I’m interested in how removing everyday objects from their usual context and using them to make art elevates and celebrates the ordinary. The materials from nature are not treated with chemicals or preservatives and eventually, they will decompose. Decomposition, as reflected in the ongoing transformation of nature through the inexorable passage of time, has profoundly influenced this work. I was interested in how collecting materials from nature, removing them from their usual context and making them into art objects elevates and celebrates their complex beauty…a beauty that is inherently impermanent and therefore all the more difficult to capture.
Bio: A mixed-media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is primarily a self-taught artist focusing on Art History in College. Baker’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and she has been awarded a number of artistic residencies. Her work has been collected privately and is also in a number of institutional collections.