Artist Statement: Even if you’ve never made a genuine mixtape cassette, chances are you’ve at the very least compiled a playlist. Perhaps you intended to take a particular person on a specific ride through their headphones or maybe you put together the perfect list for a great party or workout. Whatever the compilation is for, a good mixtape blends different styles, genres, and influences to create a cohesive expression. In a similar way, the Pianos project is a “mixtape” for the community. This piano design is a fun nod to a past era and with its street art texture and 90’s flare it will be a bright invitation to join the effort to create art for all.
  • 2018



Rob Baird

Rob Baird is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has gained a reputation for intricate detail in his often 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 it spans a wide variety of material including illustrations, cartoons, and graphic designs.

Public Location

Lilia Restaurant Plaza (June 4 - 24, 2018)

Permanent Home

Academy of Urban Planning and Engineering (Delivered Fall 2018)

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