Kristin Baker


Here I am looking down at a clipboard of accumulated drawings, preparing to set upon a painting in front of me. The first half of each day, I sketch on photos of the work from the previous day, while sitting in front of that work. Then, after lots of looking and drawing, the painting action begins. I will either play out the ideas in the sketches or I will use them as starting points.

The painting behind me is Within Refraction. I often imagine that I am applying many different layers of actual light as I paint. Within Refraction pretends to express light passing through a glass lens and the compression of this light into a photo image. This manifestation of radiance creates a space within a space of painted emulsion.