Landry McMeans

My work elicits a feeling of nostalgia and captures a voyeuristic glimpse into the rawness of nature, settling the viewer with a sense of a serene and uncomplicated time. I create original, hand-cut and layered stencil prints and 3D cardboard reliefs to create a simplified and multi-dimensional textured experience.

I first found inspiration for my visual art from the Sonoran Desert while pursuing my career as a touring musician. However, over time I have recognized my sensitivity to my environment and my tendency to paint where I am, whether it be emotionally symbolic or geographically literal. I spent the past three and half years as an Arizona resident, and since my recent return back to my native Texan roots, I have been surprised by the iconic and nostalgic images of home that have emerged in my work.