Shannon Baker

Designer & Printmaker. 

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Common Thread:
Research Patchwork

Piecing together stories and artifacts to create a metaphorical, and physical, quilt of research about the people, history, and culture of Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Through this work, the familiar and mundane place that I’ve spent my entire life in has transformed into an area of newness and discovery; I’ve been relearning and re-experiencing the place that I once thought I knew everything about.

See the objects in the pocket here.

Jun. 1 2022

Common Thread: Thesis Research!

→find a  google slideshow of context and research for my thesis here .
(it’s really cool go look!)

Making an argument for textiles as language.

Book, Hand-sewn binding,
4.5”x9”, 23 pages. 
Small page inserts are digitally printed cotton.

Text taken from In search of a Language: Text and Textiles in Contemporary Women’s Art by Sarah Ann O’Mahoney.

May 01 2021

The Host Book
A typographic translation of Miranda Pennell’s essay film, The Host.

Hardcover, linen wrapped and screen printed cover, 6”x9”, 249 pages.
3 editions printed.

Watch Pennell’s film here.

May 03 2021



Accidental Archives

1 woven print and 10 front/back cmyk screen prints;
4.25” x 6” [postcard size]

A collection of things I consider to be Accidental Archives; 
things that unintentionally act as a record of information, share stories, or act as an account of existence or action in some way that seems archival.

(i.e. A Cemetery being an Archive of lives and deaths, of families, of where someone lived, or the history of the location;
The library due date cards being an archive of time and places that book has, how popular the book is, or how old;
The shortcut Buttons on a radio serving as an archive of someones interest in music, their recent locations, or the person who has recently driven the car)
Dec 09 2021