Out of Place, is a new ongoing collaborative project between David Baker and Chad Markey. Taking inspiration from their favorite childhood characters they put a unique twist on pop culture. What started as a simple idea on paper has manifested into hand painted, laser engraved wood characters which are brought to different locations to be staged, suspended, and photographed in their rightful environments. Being two different artists with different styles, David and Chad came together to create a juxtaposition of the two dimensional characters set in a natural environment or "out of place", instead of a gallery. Out of Place pays an homage to the characters and childhood experiences that continue to inspire us today and allow us to see life in a simple way.