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 sandpaperdaisy@gmail.com and I’ll get you set up with your own canvas or matte paper archival print!

A couple of more previews of Nomadic Views art!

images from the upcoming October 4rth 2014 art opening at Corvidae Collective in Nashville

Check them out, don’t they look awesome?? This from Corvidae Collective’s facebook page. I’m also blown away that DIVE is honored to appear next to these awesome pieces. I just know that the overall show is going to be phenomenal. I can tell that the leftmost image is another one by Karen Short, but I’ll have to find out who did the middle one (which I also adore) so I can point you toward their page.

I did discover another awesome artist named Dolly Gode through this art show though. She’s freaking awesome!! I don’t know if she did the middle image or not, but I like her work a lot.

Nomadic Views at Corvidae Collective, Nashville opens October 4

Stardust by Karen Short for Nomadic Views at Corvidae collective, Nashville

Coming from the amazing Corvidae Collective Gallery and Boutique in Nashville, TN is its latest show, Nomadic Views! Featuring “fantastical views from this world and Beyond,” it promises to be fantastic. I am very honored to have two pieces included in this show. Also, I’m sorry I couldn’t find a bigger image of “Stardust” by Karen Short for the feature image, I just used the one from the show description below. Looks freaking awesome though.

corvidae nomadic views show

The exhibit they’re currently showing, LIT, featuring artwork inspired by banned and challenged classics, is amazing too. My favorite is the Catcher in the Rye piece but they’re all great.

SPACE MADNESS 2: THERE IS NO CURE!!!! TONIGHT!

sci-fi space themed group show by the arts council of doom at angel mounds august 2014

That’s right, The Art Council of Doom’s second Sci-Fi themed show opening is TONIGHT!!! As you can imagine, it’s all space-themed art including Star Trek and Star Wars stuff. In my case I have archival prints of Yggdrasil and a new piece, Nebula for sale! I’ll post Nebula for you all sometime after the opening.

See you there! =D

Show runs through the end of August at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, here is the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/557546804350064/

Ramping up for SPACE MADNESS 2014 with a look back at SPACE MADNESS 2012!

photo by Jeane Worley

As you may see in the “Upcoming Events” section below, I hope to be at The Arts Council of Doom‘s Space Madness II: There is No Cure group art show this summer.

The first Space Madness show was back in 2012 and was absolutely amazing. I was just becoming aware of the Arts Council of Doom’s activities when they were doing this show. Therefore, I missed it. So how do I know how stunning the show was?!

JEANNIE WORLEY’S AWESOME PHOTOS DOCUMENTING THE EVENT!!

You can see them two different places, on The Arts Council of Doom’s tumbr, and in this Facebook album. They give you some idea of how truly mindblowing this upcoming show promises to be. Check ’em out! And then come see the show. I’ll have more information on the 2014 show when I have a firm date, flyer and etc for it. Stay tuned!

DRIFT part 2: SCRAP

the drift scrap version I made for EDAC 2013 sandpaperdaisy

In my last post I mentioned that DRIFT had gone through different forms. Here you see DRIFT:SCRAP, a piece I made for last year’s Earth Day Art Crawl. I took a copy of my digital painting and decoupaged it to a piece of scrap wood left behind by the last people who owned our home, then screwed in different bits of machinery from busted appliances. I wanted to both extend the lines of the reclaimed bits in the children’s home-made rocket and also explore the Earth Day theme of art made from found objects. Everyone loved it including me!

My pictures of the piece are from last year (read: last phone) and aren’t that hot, but I’ll try to get some new ones. I still have this baby and I’ll be bringing it to this year’s Earth Day Art Crawl on the 19th where it will be for sale!

DRIFT part 1

two children adrift on the sea of the earth's atmosphere, their ship a home-made rocket

A lot of people have resonated with this cute digital painting of two children navigating the sea of outer space on their home-made rocket, powered by a star. I’m even proud to say it took 1rst Place at Digitized back in 2011! It’s knocked around town in several places and forms (more on that next post) and finally come to settle on Society6 and Redbubble. But there’s more to the children’s story:

This piece actually has a place in my personal mythology. The two children are the same kids from Atomic Jazz!

a bright and glorious titanic jellyfish fills the sky, bringing either destruction or new life and vitality to the city below as two children placidly watch.

These two children are my son (right now still in pre-school, I aged him for these pictures) and the little sister I thought he might end up having one day. This little sister is also one of the two possible children filling out the mysterious raincoat in The Seashore:

A child in a red raincoat stands on shore and regards a sailboat while holding a bundle of brightly colored floating jellyfish balloons.

I made these three pieces when I had my son and was aware I was going to have a younger child to accompany him through life, but didn’t know if it would be a boy or a girl. The little girl would have been called “Violet,” and so that is her name in these pictures. I did eventually have my second child, a merry little boy! And so “The Seashore,” which I deliberately kept ambiguous, turned out to be the first picture of him in my series of fantasy children.

Endless Forest

a photomanipulation of an impossible fantasy forest where there is no sky only trees upon trees.

Possibly my most successful photo-manipulation and also one of the simplest concepts I’ve done: a fantasy forest that is unending, no sky but only graceful trees above and below. As with everything else I posted this week, this will be at both Art in the Wild Saturday and the Earth Day Art Crawl on the 19th.

Endless Forest is now available on Society6||Redbubble.

Photo credits:

http://carro-stalk.deviantart.com/
http://umbradenoapte-stock.deviantart.com/

Yggdrasil and WIPs

the world tree of Norse Mythology with the nine realms Asgard Vanaheim Alfheim Midgard Jotunheim Svartalfheim Muspelheim Niflyheim and Helheim as well as the rainbow Bierfrost.

And just in time for my next three shows! Yggdrasil 11×17 posters will be proudly present at Evillecon, Art in the Wild and Earth Day Art Crawl…at least, while they last!

Here’s some process shots for you to sink your teeth into:

There are a few interpretations on which worlds make up the Nine Realms of Norse Mythology, and where exactly they abide in relation to the world tree. Here’s what I decided to go with:

1) Asgard [Aesir gods] 2) Vanaheim [Vanir gods] 3) Alfheim [light elves] 4) Midgard [humans] 5) Jotunheim [frost giants] 6) Svartalfheim [dark elves] 7) Muspelheim [fire demons] 8) Niflheim [ice and the dishonored dead] 9) Helheim [the land of the dead] And of course the rainbow, Bierfrost and the Midgard Serpent.

Yggdrasil is on Society6||Redbubble.

Toxic Angel

a holy temple now defaced and painted over with graffiti as the former guardian, now in a gasmask to ward off corruption, looks on

I deliberately inverted the peaceful Holy Place from earlier in 2013 for my end-of-2013 solo show God From the Machine. The solo show focused on mechanization and the sometimes sinister mating of the machine-world with the natural world, so letting this discord and unnatural atmosphere seep over Holy Place seemed like an effective way to evoke that. …it kind of hurt to do though!

Available on Society6||Redbubble.

Atomic Jazz and my most touching customer

a bright and glorious titanic jellyfish fills the sky, bringing either destruction or new life and vitality to the city below as two children placidly watch.

This painting of a jellyfish/bomb was responsible for creating one of my favorite customers of all time, a little boy no more than ten and probably not so old as that. He and his sister admired the different digital paintings at my table at Evillecon 2011 and their mother told them that they could each buy a print if they wished. The little boy considered long and gravely and then asked me the meaning of Atomic Jazz. I explained pretty clumsily, how the city is meant to be dull and drab but suddenly, this impossible amazing thing has happened, and this great creature of color and vitality has descended upon it to shake up all the people in the city.

Wide-eyed, he said “So they jellyfish didn’t come to destroy the city…but to transform it??” I couldn’t believe my ears and I felt no end of amazement at this sweet child and his marvelous insight. He asked his mother if he could buy Atomic Jazz and receiving her assent, handed me the money with trembling hands and asked if it was really okay for him to have it and take it home. Aside from my own boys I can’t remember the last time a child touched me so deeply! Wherever you are, young man, you will always be one of my best memories!

Atomic Jazz is on Society6||Redbubble.

And now I am curious: have any of you been deeply touched by a customer, artistic or otherwise?

CORE

A mythical reactor core, super heated on one side and super cooled on the other, sci-fi cyberpunk

Made in late 2013, this was a HUGE piece in my last solo show. As I made it I was thinking of some kind of impossible reactor core, superheated on one side and supercooled on the other, a little like the thing that held Akira.

Available as a print from my Society6.

My Name is Shingo

A monstrous floating flower connecting with a huge monolithic machine

This is a recent 2013 work from my last solo show! I named it after Kazuo Umezu’s amazing comic because his story dealt with a machine becoming sentient. For some reason my monstrous floating daisy achieving a sympathetic connection with a huge machine reminded me of reading this comic.

Now available on Society6||Redbubble. Below is a slightly larger version for you.

A monstrous floating flower connecting with a huge monolithic machine

DIVE

A deep-sea diver in an old rusted tub in a dry meadow looks at a dilapidated billboard of a mermaid and dreams of the oceans he once knew.

You may remember this process post from when I was still slaving over DIVE! Now my most recognized piece to date, DIVE was featured on Redbubble’s November 27 2013 blog post, “Redbubble Loves New Semi-Gloss Posters.” It was purchased and displayed by Jakob in their Melbourne offices.

Redbubble staff buys Dive by sandpaperdaisy

You’re one of my favorite people, Jakob!

As you can see, DIVE is for sale on Redbubble along with much of my other art. It is also available on Society6.

Incidentally, a lot of people think my Deep-Sea Diver looks like a Big Daddy from Bioshock! My husband loves the games so hearing that makes me smile.