2010 Toku chan

Toku chan Mixed Media

During a trip to Japan Baker noticed that images of hearts were used all the time in different kinds of media. But there were no heart anime representing an embodiment of love. After meeting an old ceramicist who's nick name was Toku chan (chan being the honorific for children) Baker decided to name my character after him, and imbue my anime with the qualities of pure compassion and empathy, almost as an alter ego; an attempt to feel closer to those feelings within. He created his own animation, soft toys, prints, paintings and installations; building a universe around Toku chan. In 2012 Baker began work with Atticus Finch production company to develop an anime series based on Toku chan and his friends. This is currently work in progress.