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 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!
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784848931818966/
MORE ON THE ARTISTS!
(…and I was in there too.)
I am incredibly proud to have “SEEK” in this show. As you can see from these previews, the art is top-notch.
Art Noir is currently hanging at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Gallery through March.
The bottom one is mine. It’s related to a novel I’m working on!
I’m honored to be in a show with two other awesome digital artists, Jenna Citrus and Jan Frick Thompson, at UE’s Krannert Gallery.
Show runs from April 1-May 6 with a reception on Thursday, April 20th at 5:30pm. Come see us there!
Here’s images from the online article and a full shot of the physical newspaper article.
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.
The canvas from this show has found a new home, but anyone wishing to have their own Robot Mermaid can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you set up with your own canvas or matte paper archival print!