Mara Baker

Chameleon Blind Window Project, (1637 W. Chicago Ave). August - October 2019
Blacklight led weavings illuminate at the moment of dusk through dawn. Materials include: Black light, rope, mason twine, plastic fencing, egg crate light grids, spray paint plexiglass and other found residues on constructed wooden frame.

Chameleon Blind is ongoing series combining wood, metal, light, and fiber processes to create multi-dimensional “light paintings”. Designed to be visible 24 hours a day the installations light up each night at dusk allowing commuters and pedestrians to experience the work as it transforms from day and night.

Mara Baker is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. Combining traditional fiber processes, animation, light and video, Baker’s work draws inspiration from the phenomena of optical illusion and the changing of our eyes perception of light, color and space. Baker received an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Budapest and Toronto. Baker is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the College of Dupage, a nationally recognized community college serving the greater Chicago area.