PG and the Art of Collective Mythmaking VI

It’s that time again! The Ides of March were upon us when PG Cafe and Gallery opened their awesome annual group myth-themed show. Our work will hang until April 20 and there’s some awesome stuff there this year. I’ll try to do a posting of a few different pieces if I get the chance, but admittedly March is one of my more insane months so we’ll see. Possibly closer to show closing to remind people to get out there!

In the meantime, here’s the piece I have in the show. Some lucky person has already claimed the first 16×20 archival canvas of “The Return of Cortes Quetzalcoatl,” but I’ll try to have smaller prints in time for Spring YART.


The story behind this one is pretty simple: there’s an old story that Moctezuma II may have tried to welcome Hernan Cortes because he believed the conquistador was actually the returning god Quetzalcoatl. If this was the case, Moctezuma’s mistake may have cost his people everything.

However, many historians believe this story is just a myth.

So, either the anecdote is a myth, or Moctezuma and his people were destroyed by believing the myth of the returning god. Either way, I figured it was a nice piece for the Collective Myth-Making show! It’s pretty darn dark though…behind the skeletal Cortes (who resembles a conquistador Grim Reaper) burns the once-stunning city of Tenochtitlan.

The Politics of Imagination

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is currently hosting a group show of female illustrators! I’m privileged to have my stuff hanging next to the art of several truly amazing women.

Here are a few highlights from the show but as always, if you want to see more…you’ll just have to go!

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Melissa Erwin

Pin Aw

Jenn St-Onge

Amy Wilke

Jasmin Garcia-Verdin

Stephanie Osborne

Kamilah Jones

(…and I was in there too.)

Robot Invasion New Harmony Art Gallery article

a robot mermaid made of speakers to lure sailors, image made of fractals. Variously credited to heather landrey aka sandpaperdais and heather landry aka sandpaperdaisy

Robot Mermaid was featured in this article where I was initially credited as Heather Landrey AKA Sandpaperdais (in case you came here from a search). I’ll update on here when my name/handle get updated, but in any case I was very happy to be included with all these awesome artists in what has turned out to be a truly amazing art show. The show closes this Saturday, so head on down to New Harmony Art Gallery if you get the chance!

As the article explains, my Robot Mermaid was created from fractals. I love the idea of math creating artistic forms, and math seemed the obvious approach for robot art since robots rely so heavily upon math to be designed and created and then go on to perform functions. In this case the fractals form speakers that the mermaid uses to project her enticing song and lure sailors.

a robot mermaid made of speakers to lure sailors, image made of fractals. Variously credited to heather landrey aka sandpaperdais and heather landry aka sandpaperdaisy

The canvas from this show has found a new home, but anyone wishing to have their own Robot Mermaid can email me at and I’ll get you set up with your own canvas or matte paper archival print!