Miki Baird

Pedestrian activity along with investigative process is the point of departure from which I begin my work—it is the genesis of my visual voice. The people, places and objects I observe and photograph are the reticent hosts and clue-makers that make up my work. Their images generously and unwittingly provide descriptors of presence, of movement, of relationships and an ensuing memory of being (here) and having been (there). The tapestry-like structures I work with are not only compiled from photo fragments but are dependent upon strategic reorganization, re-contextualization and repetition of the reduced sized images that make up each piece. The resulting imagery transitions and resonates an underlying abstraction layered within pattern, color, texture and topographic strata.

Artist-in-residence from 2012 to 2014.