Dianne Baker, Swept Away II, 2007; mixed media including wood and metal, 13 x 61 x 3 inches; Purchase, 2009
Dianne Baker is known as a fiber artist whose sculpture incorporates other texturally rich elements, such as weathered wood and oxidized metal. She attempts to suggest “an inner meaning” through unusual combinations; however, in this case simplicity directs viewers to observe subtle variations in a horizontal composition that implies the structure of landscape.
After completing a study abroad program in Florence, Italy in 1964, Baker earned a B.A. in history from Syracuse University in 1965. She received a M.S. in Social Studies from SUNY at Buffalo in 1969, and engaged in further graduate studies there under the tutelage of Carol Kapuza from 1973-76.