Piece description from the artist
A culvert means life to plants growing in the harsh environment of a roadside ditch. A study of line, shape and color.
Doug Baird is an artist, writer, and poet living in Lansing, New York, who believes that both art and humor have transcendent properties.
His wide work experience has seen him travel from the warehouse to corporate finance and product development, and in a variety of commercial art jobs as a printer, illustrator, art director and creative director.
Doug is project leader for the Idea Enhancement Project, a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, exploring the use of art as a practical tool for increasing innovative and creative thinking. IdeaEnhancement.org
His 2019 book: Family Farm Fun: A Satirical Activity & Game Book about the Hazards of Industrial Farming promotes rural social justice through the use of humor and satire.
Doug is currently writing and illustrating Cornithaca County – a full-color book of satire, questioning, and investigative exposé.
His blog, Rural Tompkins County — The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Credentials, investigates elitist policy making in New York, and its effect on the rural community.
He is the author of two poetry collections: As a Poet, I have a Confession and Please Take Care when You Utter a Curse, and a picture book: You Know You Live near a Factory Farm When Your Kids Go Fishing with a Pool Skimmer.
Representative artworks can be viewed at DougBairdArt.com
Doug does not use cell phones or social media in order to spend more time on creative projects, quality of life and in pubs.