Bobby Baker

Me with Fat Eyes

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Year 2023
Medium Watercolour, pen, and crayon on paper
Dimensions 29.6 x 21.1 cm
Top pick Ebeneezer Higgenbottom

About the work

This drawing is based on a verse in Psalm 75 which describes people who want or have too much as having ‘fat eyes’. I’ve drawn myself with fat eyes – to see what that would look like. I realise I often want, or have, too much. The best images come from the King James version of the Bible.

Career Highlights

An Edible Family in a Mobile Home (1976), restaged at Tate Britain as part of Women in Revolt! (2023-24), and work in Acts of Creation: Art and Motherhood, a Hayward Touring exhibition in 2024.

← Vanessa Baird

Ceasefire now

Josephine Baker →

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