Braided Black Beauty

Latisha A Baker

Open Studios Hours May 13/14, 11 am to 5 pm

Latisha Baker is a self-taught artist who is committed to creating contemporary, handmade wearable and visual artwork that uplifts the human spirit. Her vision is to add more colorful experiences to the world. She uses a primitive technique called pyrography, also referred to as woodburning, pyroetching or pyroengraving. As a self-taught artist, who has been working in this medium for over 20 years, she is inspired by storytelling and human anatomy. She juxtaposes the human form with life events and experiences. She prefers pyroetching on reclaimed wood and watercolor paper, because the imperfections of these surfaces adds character and authenticity to the work. The surface usually dictates the direction of the work. The complexity of her work can vary, but there is a common theme of storytelling, fluidity and movement.

Her collection under her namesake Latisha Baker Artworks includes visual art, stationery and a handmade pyroetched wearable art jewelry line known as Ear Cookies and Sojourn Neckwear.

She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area for the past 20 years and her work has been featured in the Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. She is a mother of two adult children and resides in Oakland, CA with her husband Malik and two cats named Gozi and Ruby.

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3718 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA, USA
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