Bobby Baker is a woman, and an artist. She lives in London, England. In her career of 35 odd years she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life size edible and tasty cake version of her family to be eaten by visitors; opened her kitchen to the public and subsequently many kitchens around the world; driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck screaming at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together’ and cured thousands of her pea patients with their many ‘unreasonable’ psychological and behavioural problems with her Therapy Empire How To Live. In 2009 a major exhibition at Wellcome Collection shared her Diary Drawings with a wider public for the first time and they continue to tour internationally.
Her company is called Daily Life Ltd and is based at Bradbury Studios, East London. The aims of this limited company are ambitious: they are to produce artworks that explore the value in this world of ambiguity, altruism, awareness, arithmetic, agony, accessibility, attention to detail, arduous application…oh and, of course, art – in a (dis)arming, amusing and occasionally alliterative way.
Bobby has been on Sync Intensives 2011/12 and has created 7 new drawings sharing her 7,000,000 steps to leadership - as she says, she's got here by a rather diverse route.
Below is a video of Bobby's drawings, and her own explanation of her leadership journey. (You can make all the videos larger by pressing the square symbol to the left to the word Vimeo at the bottom).
The first video is a standard.
The second has captions - this version is slightly longer than the standard version, to allow time for the words in each image to be read, before the voiceover and the captions begin.
The third has audio description - this version is longer than the standard version, to allow time for each image to be described, before the voiceover begins.