Meet Our Illustrator for Spectrum: Iandry Randriamandroso
Every month, CreativeMornings works with an artist in our community to create an illustration for our global monthly themes. Our monthly themes help spark new conversations and ideas at our events. Speakers around the world are invited to share a story around the theme and what it means to them.
Our global theme for September is Spectrum. This month our featured illustrator is artist Iandry Randriamandroso.
Given that these illustrations spark conversations all around the world, it’s only right that we get to know the illustrator.
Meet Iandry Randriamandroso
Iandry Randriamandroso is a Muralist, Graphic and Community Artist. He specializes in graphic and mixed media art-making that focuses on environmental and social subjects. He received a BFA from St. John’s University (Queens, NY) and an MA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD).
His goal is to create art that is inclusive and accessible to everyone. He uses his artworks as educational tools to facilitate inclusive and hands-on presentations, community arts workshops, art classes and mural projects in public and private venues around the US.
The B’more Birds project began with a 1 percent for Public Art Project, a collaboration between the Department of Transportation and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
Artist Iandry Randriamandroso was selected for the project due to his innate understanding of the importance of the interconnection between environment and residents.
In ever changing urban landscapes, (the birds) represent adaptation, resilience, and the continuation of life. When changes occur in a neighborhood, it changes the dynamic make-up of the population - new inhabitants come; some leave; some stay and adapt with the new changes. Eventually, they represent us and our neighbors.
You can explore more of Iandry’s work on his Website.