Chellis Baird


Color is a constant source of inspiration for mixed media artist Chellis Baird.  The color looming in Baird’s vision acts as a catalyst for each handwoven canvas that is a response to experience.  Her work blends elements of both sculpture and painting by using painted materials that become the canvas.  The twisted, knotted, pressed and stuffed ropes highlight the tension between the brush stroke and the manufactured surface, at times violating the canvas and bubbling over the two-dimensional surface.  The woven structure is her base to launch tangled compositions and emotional explorations of color and form.