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born: 1963

The Netherlands

Selector Statement

Bakker made The Light from Zeeland with the immediacy of a high tide rolling into the shore. To create the mottled surface of this piece, she made a blow mold out of wet sand impressed with rocks, seaweed, and oyster shells. These elements give her work an intuitive, almost naive appearance, but they also read like the formula of soda-lime glass: sand stands for silica, oyster shells for lime, seaweed for flux, and rocks for color.

–Silbert, Susie J.