On the Second Day of TATEmas…

Posted: December 13, 2014 in A Little Less Profound
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Airborne Toxic Event: The 2nd Day of TATEmas

Words by Glen, Artwork by Shyra

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

two angel wings

and a bloody bird in a bare tree.

The Airborne Toxic Event: 2nd Day of TATEmas (detail)

This piece is 8×10″. “I made the wings from a self drawn wing form that I went over with hot glue and white paint to give the wings a 3D effect. I drew a simple picture of Anna on separate paper and cut a cardboard form for the body drawing to be adhered to. The lyrics to ‘Sometime Around Midnight’ are written in the background since her violin opening to the song is so iconic.” 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. Such a beautiful depiction for my favorite song


  2. kyle says:



  3. Evan says:



  4. Dave Heck says:

    It’s great you incorporated Anna in this piece. ‘Midnight’ wouldn’t be the same without her.


  5. jenlargent says:

    Wow! Beautiful!


  6. Sarah says:

    I love this so much! absolutely beautiful


  7. trevor says:

    love it xxx maybe this has got Trevors name on it


  8. Javier says:

    That is really nice! The wings are make it sooo incredible. Nicely done!


  9. this is amazing! love it!


  10. Andy says:

    Best Intro forever…


  11. Dezi Hernandez says:



  12. jkellzy says:

    sometime is my favorite song of theirs.. when she pulls the bow across the viola in the opening I get shivers and goosebumps every time..


  13. beattierenn says:

    So awesome. As a violinist I love Anna’s playing and this piece is a great representation of her!


  14. Chris N says:

    Another great piece! I really like the theme of incorporating lyrics into the background of these


  15. Alberto says:

    That’s amazing! Hope I win!! 😀


  16. Kris Thompson says:

    On the wings of an Angel and It Starts Sometime Around Midnight. You look like you’ve seen a ghost. The world is falling around you. You just have to see her…and the rest of Airborne Toxic Event!! Merry Xmas my fellow TATE fans..Can’t wait 4 TATE


  17. Take two, very cool


  18. David Somorai says:

    Such great lyrics and a beautiful picture…


  19. This is lovely. One of my most favourite songs.


  20. Genesis Garcia says:

    Very Creative!


  21. Matthew Jameson says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. As others are saying, she makes the song. I remember driving mindlessly down the highway and hearing that intro for the first time. I was immediately hooked.


  22. Nick Menor says:

    This is a fantastic piece, I love the 3d effects!


  23. jenlargent says:

    Just beautiful


  24. Joe Centanni says:

    Another beautiful piece….very well done.


  25. Mike Bauders says:

    Sometime around midnight! Anna IS an angel!


  26. Colleen says:

    I love when Anna plays that intro, the whole crowd goes silent


  27. Jodell says:

    Not only her art beautiful, but so is she, inside and out! Love you Shyra!


  28. Dawn McElfresh says:

    Anna is truly an angel. I’m loving this collection!


  29. Stephanie says:

    “the world is falling around you”


  30. The winner of today’s piece is Javier. Congratulations! The next chance to win comes tomorrow morning.


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