About the Piano
Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 92, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: 7AM - 7PM
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The “Creatures” piano concept is centered on the power of the imagination. What starts here with an organic splatter of paint is given suggested forms that are open to interpretation. My goal is that children and adults alike will engage with the imagery, open themselves up to looking beyond the obvious and invent their own “creatures.” The visual is meant to be a fun and inviting spectacle that sparks curiosity, and encourages people to share ideas about their interpretations of the work. I love the idea of total strangers discussing whether the design is a bug or a beast, a face or a fairy, and walking away with the notion that there is no wrong answer.
About the Artist
Rob Baird is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has gained a reputation for intricate detail in his intellectual and emotionally stirring imagery. While preferring to leave most work open to interpretation, the artist develops concepts around personal life experiences as well as social commentary. Among other influences, artists Tim Burton, Tomi Ungerer, and Ralph Steadman are cited as sources of inspiration for his work. His portfolio continues to grow and spans a wide variety of material including illustrations, cartoons, and graphic designs.