Piece description from the artist
A woods is a place of shapes and shadows that defy comprehension as a whole — a kind of white noise of living and dead leaves — rustling, moving and falling at your feet — the crunch of your footsteps is a feeling that is closer to the earth than the earth itself.
Doug Baird is an artist, writer, and poet living in rural Tompkins County, NY.
His wide work experience has led him from the warehouse to corporate finance and product development, and to a variety of industrial and commercial art jobs.
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 visual imagery as a practical tool for increasing innovative and creative thinking. IdeaEnhancement.org
Published in 2019: 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.
Cornithaca County (2020) takes a wider view of the destruction of human worth through 300 color pages of games, mazes, riddles, poems, sing-a-longs, essay, posters and activities.
Tompkins County and Tammany Hall [I can’t seem to find any difference at all] (2022) – is an all-text book documenting more than 10 years of rural issues and involvement; presenting a circumstantial case for widespread misconduct.
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, and an upcoming poetry book [Shortening].
Representative artworks can be viewed at DougBairdArt.com
With the completion of All Roads Lead to Cornithaca; Doug will return to work on the Idea Enhancement Project, pencils drawings, and printmaking.
An Art Advisor will get in touch with you today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your artwork needs.Get Started