A year-long sojourn in Paris initiated these paintings which cover the years 2000-2008. Natural disasters, war, losses of family members and friends intensified my exploration life’s troubles over this timeframe. The layered materials bear the marks of human habitation, of implied stories and dangers. The surface textures, layers, and patterns hide and reveal.

Patterns of Memory
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory oils, acrylics, ink, wallpaper on canvas
Southern Living (Gators & Cottonmouths)
2005-08
oils, acrylics, ink, wallpaper on canvas
54" x 39"
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory mixed media on canvas
Left Behind
2008
mixed media on canvas
72" x 32"

Marty Baird Patterns of Memory mixed media on linen
Unsettled
2007
mixed media on linen
72" x 32"

Unsettled is a two-sided painting on unstretched linen. Recto view.
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylic, sand, oils
Unsettled
2007
acrylic, sand, oils
72" x 32"

Verso view of Unsettled, a two-sided painting

Marty Baird Patterns of Memory mixed media on canvas
Kitchen Trouble Again
2005
mixed media on canvas
64" x 57"
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylics, oils, wallpaper on canvas
Sold DotRoses Are Not Blue
2007-2008
acrylics, oils, wallpaper on canvas
64" x 66"

public collection

Marty Baird Patterns of Memory oils, acrylics, oil stick, sand, wallpaper on canvas
Hazardous Conditions
2005-06
oils, acrylics, oil stick, sand, wallpaper on canvas
84" x 55"
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on canvas
Run Don't Run
2005-06
acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on canvas
73" x 63"

Marty Baird Patterns of Memory sand, acrylics, oils, wallpaper on linen
Parlor
2000
sand, acrylics, oils, wallpaper on linen
96" x 60"
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
Sealed
2000
acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
96" x 60"

Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
Sold DotMirror, Mirror
2000
acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
96" x 60"

private collection Rio de Janiero
Marty Baird Patterns of Memory acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
Apartment 1A
2001
acrylics, sand, oils, wallpaper on linen
96" x 60"

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