Explore Fiber is a collaborative website showcasing and exploring fiber as a fine art material.
Artist Statement: The Woodland series is an exploration in the ways that man-made materials can be formed into work that references nature, specifically Moss and Lichen. By referencing these forms, there’s an opportunity to take pause and consider these often overlooked plants that regularly appear in urban and rural settings
The forms are familiar, but can be interpreted in different ways as they hover somewhere between representation and abstraction.
Pieces are made intuitively, each mark serving as a reference to inform the next, using various hand-crafted, fiber art techniques such as embroidery, felting, weaving, and beading, in various layers to create a tactile and textured surface.
ARTIST BIO: Amy Louise Baker is a London born visual artist and designer currently based in Vancouver, BC, who’s work explores play and discovery across a range of media including, collage, photography, painting and more recently, textiles. She takes advantage of the unpredictable nature of materials and techniques to create intuitively, each mark serving as a reference to inform the next. Her work embraces a broad range of the surrounding landscape and explores the tension of the natural and unnatural, representation, and abstraction
After graduating with a BSc in Biology from York University, she continued her studies with an FDA in Graphic Communication from Kingston University, and continues to maintain a focus for research, experimentation and fascination with her surrounding environment.