On the First Day of TATEmas…

Posted: December 12, 2014 in A Little Less Profound
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The Airborne Toxic Event: The 1st Day of TATEmas

Words by Glen, Artwork by Shyra

On the first day of TATEmas, Mikel gave to me:

a bloody bird in a bare tree.

The Airborne Toxic Event: The 1st Day of TATEmas - detail

The Airborne Toxic Event: The 1st Day of TATEmas - detail B

This 8×10″ piece features the lyrics to “Wishing Well” in the background. All pieces were drawn separately and cut out/glued to the canvas. Comment below to enter to win this original artwork by Shyra Taylor. We’ll announce the winner tonight at 10pm Pacific Time.

shyraShyra lives with her husband and two girls (dogs) deep in the heart of Texas. Every spare moment she has, she spends in her studio listening to TATE and creating mixed media pieces using personal drawings, paints, pencils, papers – you name it. She enjoys finding ways to reuse/recycle different things in her works as well as collecting objects she finds in everyday places and odd spaces alike.

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic Event Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.

  1. Courtney says:

    That’s gorgeous!


  2. Evan says:

    Love this!


  3. Colleen says:

    Yes! Wishing Well!


  4. Robb Martin says:

    absolutely beautiful!! how long did this take?!


  5. jkellzy says:

    beautiful artwork πŸ™‚


  6. Great artwork! And one of my favorite TATE songs.


  7. Love this poem! Hanging up right now πŸ™‚


  8. Andy says:

    Incredible work!


  9. Angela Fuller says:

    That is awesome!! So creative.


  10. Dezi Hernandez says:

    Wow!!!! I wish I was that artistic !!!! Anything I paint ends up looking like aliens. No joke. It’s horrifying! !!

    But this is amazing. πŸ™‚


  11. Mike Bauders says:

    That is gorgeous. I love the lyrics in the background


  12. Genesis Garcia says:

    Love the colors. Would def be a Great Xmas Gift!


  13. Dave Heck says:

    Awesome artwork! Can’t wait to see the other 11.


  14. fantasically awesome work!


  15. Rebecca says:

    time to win this πŸ™‚ !!!!


  16. treendabean says:

    my kinda Christmas art.


  17. Joe Centanni says:

    WOW, that is really awesome!!!!


  18. Debbie Gliva says:

    Years ago, my son wanted me to listen to a song on a newly released album. I remember being amused by the band’s odd name. Then I listened, and listened again, and again! That song, “Wishing Well”, remains my favorite as it is the one that led me to this amazing band! Shyra, your depiction is beautiful!


    • Shyra Taylor says:

      Thank you! 😊 I also had my mom listen to TATE and now its one of her favorites! I even flew to Illinois where she lives so we could go to the Milwaukee show and see them together ❀


  19. trevor says:

    Trevor says this should have my name on it


  20. Alberto says:

    Ah, this is awesome! Great job, Shyra!


  21. David Somorai says:

    Great looking poster!


  22. MusicVideoSurfer says:

    very cool!


  23. Chris N says:

    Looks great! I could easily see that being one of my favorite holiday decorations


  24. Stephanie says:

    Wishing Well is such an awesome song – this looks perfect.


  25. Matthew Jameson says:

    I love this idea. TATE fan art is the best fan art.


  26. Matthew Jameson says:

    I love this idea. TATE fan art is the best fan.


  27. That sure would look good on my Tate wall in the basement.


  28. Susannah says:



  29. Shyra Taylor says:

    Thank you so much for the kind comments everyone, reading all these after a long days work just made this day infinitely better!
    Each of these pieces took between 3-7 hours depending on the detail.


  30. Dawn McElfresh says:

    Love this art! I can’t wait to see the rest of it over the next 12 days!


  31. Today’s winner is Matthew Jameson. Congrats! Everyone else, please try again tomorrow!


  32. Congrats! Tomorrow, tomorrow . . .


  33. vdios says:

    beautiful piece that would look perfect in my living room!


  34. Carolyn says:

    Shyra, merry Christmas and happy holiday season!


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