Lydia Baker

Region: Northeast

 A need for a constructive escapism led me to create my current body of work, which simultaneously explores ideas of sanctuary, harmony, and the unknown. As I draw with colored pencils on paper, I immerse myself in a women-centered world, savoring the landscape and the pendulum between curiosity and stability. I consider the imagined environments to be a resting place after conflict—ripe for new growth and possibility. My drawings float between the internal and the external—the intuitive and the concrete—as the landscape echoes the interior of a body, and the figures explore, adapt, and plant themselves firmly.