In 2007 I lived for a few months in Half Moon Bay, California. On daily bike rides and walks I recorded in drawings and photographs the shifting fog, changing ocean colors, unexpected sightings of birds, animals and manmade objects. This process evolved into working in the waters of the Pacific, and later the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina, letting the waves themselves create patterns and textures and document a specific moment and location.

Ocean Drawings
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Waves
2007
ink on paper
25" x 22"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Tidal
2007
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Dark Lines
2007
ink on paper
25.75" x 22.5"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Four Waves
2007
ink on paper
25.75" x 22.5"

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Dark Shapes
2007
ink on paper
30" x 22"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Three & One
2007
ink on paper
30" x 22

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Pacific Ocean Dec1
2007
ink on paper
16" x 12"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Pacific Ocean Dec2
2007
ink on paper
16" x 12"

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Pacific Ocean Dec4
2007
ink on paper
16" x 12"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Ocean Drawing 1_P
2007
ink on paper
17" x 13"

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Atlantic Beach 2
2008
ink on paper
11.5" x 30"
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Atlantic Beach 1
2008
ink on paper
11.5" x 30"

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Atlantic Wrightsville
2008
ink on paper
11.5" x 30"

photographed on black ground
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Atlantic Spray
2008
ink on paper
11.5" x 30"

photographed on black ground

Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Carolina Beach 2
2008
ink on paper
16.75" x 45"

photographed on black ground
Marty Baird Ocean Drawings ink on paper
Carolina Beach 1
2008
ink on paper
16.75" x 45"

photographed on black ground

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