Artist Profile

Megan Baker

Megan Baker is an interdisciplinary artist based in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia), making work in the realm of sculpture, textiles, video and beyond.

An emerging artist who studied at Curtin University, their current practice explores their own experiences and identity through a variety of lenses.

Specifically, Megan uses their work to explore their own experiences of existing in a chronically ill body, the endurance and hyper-awareness of self that comes with it.


Laid to rest



SIZE: C 90 X 50 X 30 CM

Price: $900.00

Laid to rest is a physical representation of the artist’s attempt to come to terms with ingrained feelings of guilt by relinquishing ownership of their disabled body.

The coffins, stained with dirt in shallow graves, suggest that the ritual of burying and resurfacing, of both the coffins and the feelings they represent, has occurred many times and will continue to keep happening.

A poetic declaration absolving the artist of guilt is inscribed across the three coffins and reads ‘I am a vessel’, ‘It will die with me’ or ‘It will poison the earth.’