All prints are hand printed lithographs and or woodcuts using traditional oil based inks on ph neutral paper. I ink each plate with one color and the colors are layered to create the image. My current series focus on nature and overlapping interdependent flow systems. The inherent transparent quality of japanese papers and the translucency of oil based inks allows these layers to be visually intertwined yet distinct.
water run. 2013Lithograph and Woodcut print on Kitikata. edition size: 1. print measures 8" x 30". Cecilia Bakker. Water Run feels like clouds but its macro land that tree stems reach toward. Conflicts between nostalgia and reality occur in our emotional lives as well as the current changing environmental landscape. Exhibited at Telephonebooth gallery, k.c. mo. 2013 Summer Salon(sold).
forest in blues. 2012Four color Lithograph and Woodcut print on Hosho. edition size: 1. print measures 22.5" x 12". Cecilia Bakker. Exhibited at auction June 1, 2013 at the KCAI Art & Design Auction (sold)
systems in yellow. 2012Eight color Lithograph print on Hosho. edition size: 1. Trhyptich measures 36" x 18". Cecilia Bakker. Included in H&R Block Art Space Flat File 2012. Chosen for exhibit by Gilbert Vacario, Senior Curator at Des Moines Art Center.
buried scripts. 2005One color Woodblock with painting. Monoprint on Hosho. edition size: 1. Cecilia Bakker.
found scribbles. 2004Woodcut relief using baltic birch. edition size: 1. Installation measures apx 10ft x 4ft. Cecilia Bakker. Large scale handcarved woodblocks. We unintentionally communicate our feelings and our humanity through marked physical expressions. I recorded found writing mistakes in the manner of written language as large scale woodblocks, and I refer to these suites of scribble woodcuts as sentences. These blocks were also used to create prints which I hand bound to create books.
dancing skins. 2001Two color Woodblock print on Hosho. edition size: 5. Indivudual prints are 15" x 18" Cecilia Bakker. These prints are part of a series called "Dancing Skins." where I followed an organic work process from drawing to print to sculpture to photography and then back to print.
self portrait in woodcut. 2000One color Woodblock print on Kitikata. edition size: 3. print measures 10" x 15" Cecilia Bakker. When making a woodcut the negative space of the drawing is cut away. It is much easier to draw a line than to carve away everything but the line. The process of carving the drawing creates the printable matrix as well as adds the element of the wood grain to the image. Further the process requires you to consider all positive and negative space.
Kansas City Art Institute Art and Design Auction. 2015 & 2013 & 2011. Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO
2014-2001. H&R Block Art Space. Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Flatfile. Biennial survey of Kansas City 2-dimensional works and videos
2007. Dalarnas Museum. Falun Sweden. Falun Triennial. International invitational group exhibit.
2006. CBAT Gallery. Cardiff, Wales. From the Edge. Invitational 4 person exhibit
2003. Stick to Your Guns. Roanoke, VA. Artist organized exhibition
2001. Ripe. Kansas City, MO. Artist organized exhibition