Residency Sites: Port Townsend, WA
Porschia Librecht Baker is an interdisciplinary artist writing an existence in her own vision. Baker's poetry is included in the book CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape. Currently, she is working on completing her full-length play. She is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Artist's Statement: Self-sovereignty is an option with which I thrive and build upon to create an existence in my own vision. I reclaim my birthright to build alternate realities inherent with deeply rich complexities. Central to creating is a malleable livelihood that allows for questions and transmutations so that I remain faithful to naming nations within, faithful to what resonates, faithful to my truth. This is my medicine. I invest in reshaping boundaries while acknowledging the potential limitations in their constructs. I work with the variations of what I know and harp my perspectives of existence. I aim to be communally inclusive so the works' words seep mantra-like with their stories' universality. I maneuver with an assemblage of personal, researched and witnessed cargo. My sensibilities reach from the pit of my desires where what appears to bone black bones is a nourishing container for herstories that arrived before as well as those yet to be midwifed to their breath. These aspects I share are leaves summoning branches rooted in servicing what I believe. This is my self-ordained privilege and a threshold I remember, comeback to, and journey through in order to arrive invoking actuality; a practice of summoning my whole self. With offerings of the celebrations, challenges, teachings, and growths I've been continuously gifted, I return to open space for healing.
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College.