Tokeli, Artist

Tokeli-Baker---May-2018

Exhibit Dates


The exhibit will be open May 2-May 29. 

Showcase


For the longest time, I questioned the validity of being a Renaissance Woman – Why was I interested in so many different things (painting, singing, composing, playwriting, performing, directing)? I was embarrassed to put so many different things on my website.  Couldn’t I just “buckle down” and focus on one thing?  I had an idea of how I wanted to see myself (as an expert), but that meant attempting to mute my other instincts.  It took me many years to realize that in order to find just ONE label to call myself, I would have to turn my back on Self-Knowledge.  And that was unacceptable. 

Erasmus said, “The chief happiness for a man is to be what he is.”

I play with sight, sound, texture, music, and how it embodies emotion – like the synesthetic who feels colors when words or numbers are spoken, I am certain that everything is connected.  I’m interested in the intersection between what we see and what we hear, how they fit together and feed off of each other in the brain.  Logistically, this means I focus on expressionistic action painting to my own musical compositions.  Emotion, music and aesthetics are brought onstage together in creative collaboration.

Reception


A reception will be held on Wednesday, May 17 @7pm.  All are welcome!