(317) 631-3301 ext. 214
307 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204
The project’s concept is growth from a common and discarded material that is associated with shelter and structure. Baker wanted to engage the viewer with the beauty of nature constructed from man-made objects used in a new way, a house for composed of stacked, recycled bricks in the shape of flowers. The bricks are cut in various shapes to create different petal configurations. The flat exterior side of the flowers is glazed and refired with added decal imagery of china patterns, wall paper patterns and architectural details, referencing the history of ceramics and buildings. Two like shaped flowers are bolted to metal pipe with brick wall ties on the exterior which read as the center of the flower. The various pairs are stacked on a brick base in the form of a house.
Medium type: Ceramic - Mosaic
Date created: 2008