David Baker is a visual artist trained in a variety of techniques who specializes in portraiture and illustration. He studied at Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University. Most of his time is spent with his family. When asked what art means to him he responds, “Art is more than making things to look at- it is learning how to see the world around us and passing on our observations”. Currently a freelance artist he also offers private one on one lessons and does commissioned work. On this year’s Wall project he suggested using the space to commemorate Eleanor Owen the former Oberlin children’s librarian who had recently passed and making fun light-hearted images to combat the oppressively political year we all had to live through. He resides in Oberlin and appreciates the big city cultural opportunities in the charming small community setting.