Drought, heavy rains, and floods, extreme conditions around the country launched me into the River Project which began in four NC rivers: the Neuse, Tar, the Roanoke and Cape Fear. The river drawings trace each river’s movement, document human interactions at specific sites. The project developed out of the Ocean Drawings, and is partially funded by a 2009 NC Regional Artist United Arts Council Grant. The drawings are photographed on a black ground.

River Project
Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Tidal Neuse
2009
ink on paper
60" x 22.5"
Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Frogs to Alligators
2009
ink on paper
60" x 26"

Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Old Milburnie
2009
ink on paper
45" x 10"
Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
River Waters
2009
ink on paper
45" x 10"

Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
After Rains
2009
ink on paper
45" x 11.5"
Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Neuse Finds
2009
ink on paper
45" x 10"

Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Tar River Finds
2009
ink on paper
30" x 7"
Marty Baird River Project ink on paper
Two Bridges
2009
ink on paper
30" x 11.25"

Marty Baird River Project acrylics on panel
Tar @ 11.5
2009
acrylics on panel
12" x 12"
Marty Baird River Project acrylics on panel
Golden Cape Fear
2009
acrylics on panel
12" x 12"

Marty Baird River Project acrylics on panel
Tar River
2009
acrylics on panel
18" x 18"
Marty Baird River Project acrylics on panel
Yellow Sand
2009
acrylics on panel
12" x 12"

Marty Baird River Project ink & acrylic on canvas
Neuse Waters
2009
ink & acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
Marty Baird River Project acrylics on panel
Cape Fear Moss
2009
acrylics on panel
12" x 12"

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