First Name
Alanna
Last Name
Baird
Address
11 Augustus St.
City
St. Andrews
Prov
NB
Country
Canada
Postal
E5B 2E6
Phone
506-529-3056
Sub-category
sculpture from recycled metal
Artisan Profile

Redefining the Art of Recycling – the work of Alanna Baird

Alanna has been working with recycled metal since 1991 – upcycled tin cans into fish sculpture. Using recycled household waste to create sculpture, she redefines the art of recycling. Bean cans, catfood lids, and scrap copper roofing are among the materials found in her workshop.

Although formally trained as a potter, Alanna began exploring fish in a new media in response to a call for entry from the Museum of Civilization in 1991 for a weathervane competition. The first fish sculpture titled “Starkist Gold – t’ain’t no tuna here” attracted much attention and spawned a large body of work over the past 21 years.

 

Galleries & Shops

Handworks, Saint John, NB, Canada
The Commons, Eastport, ME, USA
Alliage, Quebec City, PQ, Canada
The Canadian Guild of Craft, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Algonquin Hotel, St. Andrews, NB, Canada
Spicebox, St. Andrews, NB, Canada