About the Book
What is characterized as ephemeral shapes the direction of Bill Baber's art and poetry. He takes apart and reinvents what is discarded and overlooked. His work demonstrates a post-consumer, post-experiential aesthetic and grows from moments of attention that pass daily. Work begins with disparate items, weathered and anonymous, intercepted on their way to the landfill. Applying an intentional framework, Baber threads these pieces with his thoughts. The interactive relationship between artist and object is driven by the instant between awareness, disciplined spontaneity, and predilection for parts. Woven deep into the moments of revelation is the clarity of not knowing. The finished works move through ambiguity and tell stories that reveal a formal state of review.