Baird is one of Canada’s most successful sculptors having executed over 300 public, corporate and private commissions. But his works are recognized mostly because they celebrate the accomplishments of others and this great country. Dedicated to emergency workers, the generosity of donors, Canadian peace-keeping efforts, honouring our history-makers, our First Nations, celebrating our multicultural diversity, his works are in many public parks, churches, synagogues, subway entrances, community centres, libraries, and government buildings, not only in Ontario, but across Canada.
He had several pieces in both Montreal’s Expo ’67 and Vancouver Expo ’86. He has been regularly commissioned to create large-scale, site-specific sculpture installations across Canada and abroad. From the Spirit Catcher (now the City of Barrie’s logo), to the whirling 150 ‘ kinetic piece for Environmental Canada to the CFB in Kingston, to the recently installed award-winning series of pieces dedicated to our province’s railway history in Brampton, his works are everywhere! Many of them move in the wind, are interactive, light responsive or make musical sounds. These include fountains, murals, sculptural landmarks for world fairs, art galleries, hospitals, parks and public gardens.