Lost Constellations by Tara McPherson

March 4, 2009




Pick up the book here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595822224/mikeshinoda-20




  1. TiffTiff33LP on March 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Wow thats really neat,I like it!!!!^_^

  2. ANGELOFRETRIBUTION on March 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I think that you really can’t be my man, you only hurt my back after i’m banned, How funny ?

    And now you want me there in that junky posts ?



  3. PARADOX on March 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I just have no idea why you always care about yourself, your damn board, your damn arts, your damn fans, your damn life.

    Plus, all the consequences are from you ? What do you think ?

    How weight is you i just have no idea, the only thing i knew is my back broke from bending myself into your life.

    It’s not fair, whoever the fuck you are, just be that goddamn Mike, I AM TIRED, you?

    PS: I need the feeling, not those goddamn reasons. You two should stop spying me, yes you should.

  4. ShadowerLiltani on March 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I like the balloons. No offense, but the only surrealism that has ever sat well with me is pretty much everything Salvador Dali has done. I’ve noticed a great deal of the artists you post up appear to me to be trying to hard to get a rise out of people or to be too unique. It’s not a matter of my personal taste, I’m quite eccentric myself, it’s just that contemporary art seems too distant from the artist and forced in my opinion. I see Mike, how free flowing and subconcious your paintings art, and then I see someone use a jackhammer to paint who went to the same school as you, and I wonder, what happened? (i mean jackhammer as forceful, not sloppy)

  5. lokoman on March 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Hi…Mike……Why Lp will go only to St.Petesburg…..Why???……Everybody wants you to come to Moscow…It’s a capital…We need you here…….Please come to Moscow

  6. CHROMOZOME on March 7, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Well, you just feel very sorrow because of your wife cheating on you ?

    Maybe, I’m really that lucky person in this world.

    Ok, now fuck off, and thanks in advance if you already did.

  7. SALOME77 on March 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Hi MIKE!!!! Guess what?



  8. SHINODA_14 on March 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I’m trying so hard to make you hate me or to leave you, but, looking back in what i’ve said, all tell that i really love you.

    I was like “i have to go”.

  9. BrazenEntity on March 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Your artist got the images correctly…
    I am going to paint a picture of me laying on the couch, getting possessed at 15. I am not the one who possessed you. The bad guys won’t leave my cat alone. My friend Roy who is in a wheelchair gets off on child porn, I just found out tonight. And he was raised by a nun. My godfather has smoked crack, I’m just finding out… Mike, My life sucks… Things keep disappearing, and everything I have ever cherished is gone. Every guy I come into contact with makes a sexual advance on me, and I can’t move out of my apartment. I don’t want to be on life support again. I just don’t want to live. Hm.

  10. Virginie on March 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Mike! This is the first time I’m writing here. Just to say to you that I’ve bought your first art book “Diamonds…” from your blog and unfortunately it is damaged, maybe the shipping.
    I really like Tara’s work. Thanks for sharing this.
    I’ve just seen on TV that Sonic Youth are making a great art show in DΓΌsseldorf (Germany) called “Sensational Fix”. If you want, you can find more details on http://www.arte.tv/fr/Echappees-culturelles/tracks/2494376.html
    Have a nice day, Virginie

  11. NoMoreSorrowGirl on March 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    She uses colors that are very cool to the eyes!great job Tara…hey!you went to college together!amazing!…Take care Mike!…love yah:)

  12. Mikeshi_Linkfort on March 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Mike! Beautiful pictures! It is the truth that Linkin Park come to Russia on July, 26th? If it is true, it very much COOL!!! But unfortunately… I cannot get on a concert….
    P.S. I am sorry for my English……. It is awful…

  13. SHINODA_21 on March 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

    HI, did you check my IP? this is the same person who was banned with the reason “negative content” ??

    AMAZING ME!! Thanks you didn’t.

    By the way, who is she once again ?

  14. shiny on March 6, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Wow, amazing! I like the second one more than the others πŸ™‚

  15. Madlen on March 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    This is definitely worth buying.It looks like you know many great artist (being one yourself ^^).It’s really cool that you post about artists here cause i’m interested in seeing new stuff and this is the best place to find out:D

  16. pink_skull on March 6, 2009 at 8:43 am

    that’s sooooo cool it’s amazing all the paintings are amazing good job tara and thank you mike your art is amazing too

  17. JODA on March 6, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Ok, how hard your life is ? Anything more ?

  18. zahra on March 6, 2009 at 3:28 am


  19. ThunderStrike on March 6, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Wow….her artwork seems similiar and different from yours at the same time…

  20. Hawaii_LP_fan on March 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I love her work! The cover of her art book is what caught my eye, her use of colors is beautiful! I love that you showcase artwork on your blog from a wide variety of very talented artists who have an intense passion for art. Every time I visit your blog and you post masterpieces, it feels like I’m in an art museum! Very cool. So thanks Mike for sharing a part of your world. :o)

  21. ThePrincess on March 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    At this time I was in the illness situation , very tired , Bored and my personal doctor didn’t permit me to descend from the bed but when my friend showed me your post .. I couldn’t keep to give a comment .. female artists in your blog huh !! well its surprised me a little coz its like you rarely discusses it .. and only one word that I could say .. this is what i call A GIRL POWER !! .. anyway thanks for still want to share with us Despite apparently you were very busy lately .. have a nice day Hon ..

  22. Sintia on March 5, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I love the last art! it looks sooo sweet!

  23. Lynnie on March 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I like the second one and the last one.
    That is all.
    I’m tired, drunk and I smell bad cooking coming from the kitchen, so if you’ll excuse me, I need to alphabetise my M&M’s and then go to bed.
    Have a good day, gov’nor.

  24. todraw on March 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Cool stuff an she’s got a very interesting style.^^ My fav. of this pic’s is clearly the last one^^ I rly like that u support artist’s that much. ;D

    Wish u all a good day an u too mike xD

  25. tpbarbosa on March 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I really liked her style, reminds me a bit of the gothic culture, which is good πŸ™‚
    By the way, I had a problem, though I don’t know if you’d care, but I tried today to enter at LPU, but somehow my credit card isn’t able to do it, I mean it’s only able to buy things on my national territory. Could you somehow put American Express as a choice? Then I could enter and I also know some ppl who had the same problem. I don’t know if you can do something about it, but if you can I’d be glad if you do πŸ™‚

  26. nemi on March 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    oh, wow!!! =) that is awesome ! i love all of the photos:D thanks for sharing, Mike πŸ™‚

  27. natalia_spain on March 5, 2009 at 11:53 am

  28. SHINODA_11 on March 5, 2009 at 11:38 am

    This is so “Idiot” post, well, what do you mean by the way ?

  29. rockermeg on March 5, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Hmmm…not my style,but she is very good
    I like the first one (the book cover)
    O.o cool, my dad went to university with Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson πŸ™‚ And they’re like my acting heroes!!!
    (Hugh Laurie = Greg House from House and Rowan Atkinson = Mr Bean)
    But yeah I don’t look up to Rowan Atkinson cause of the Mr Bean thing. I just thought that’s what he’s most well known for but Blackadder was his best work,so hilarious.

  30. spraypaintNinkpens on March 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    “I was surprised to hear this record was produced by Linkin Park’s front man Chester Bennington because I thought he would be out planning a touring schedule to work around Fort Minor’s recording time for Mike Shinoda, but apparently he’s a exec. producer on the side and he does a pretty good job on this album”.

    Mike is this true? Fort Minors back?!

  31. cuz on March 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Her works are awesome! The first and last ones are great. I like that on her website there’s so much art to see. Nice to know you were at the same class πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

  32. Chemist999 on March 5, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I really like the first one (with that sword). It looks like it’s growing from her head, and in combination with those vines it doesn’t look awful. More like creative. And the second one has some great conrasts. Quite conservative dress and that high-tech thingy she has attached to her waist.

  33. Kalini on March 5, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Wow, you’ve been a very good class at the college, or maybe you’ve had excellent teachers?!?!?! Amazing art! I like all the paintings. KK

  34. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on March 5, 2009 at 7:17 am

    heeey Mike!!! it looks amazing, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ take care n have a great day, Gabry

  35. KOBSHI on March 5, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Hey mike, how’s it going?
    I wonder whether you guys intend to celebrate 10-year anniversary of LP? (LP has been 10 years since Chester joined your band, am I right?)
    Would you consider a 10th anniversary world tour concert? Playing songs which are selected/voted by fans? You know, sometimes I just miss some old songs like Runaway.

  36. miKer0cks on March 5, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Cool πŸ™‚ I’ve heard about her before but I didn’t kno you went to college together πŸ™‚ Really cool work, the third one is my fave ! πŸ˜€

  37. DinaraLP on March 5, 2009 at 3:25 am

    to know that she was studying with you was amazing for me because I don’t even imagine that two person studied together could draw so diffenet paintings. This pictures are so close to me. I don’t know why but I feel myself like I’ve known them all my life….amazing…

  38. liope on March 4, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    It looks amazing!! But at the same time it has and a dark shite.. My favorite is the second one! ^_^

  39. tristyn on March 4, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    whoaaahhh…. i really like tha glitter effect. that’s crazy good.yeah and i got a question i’ve always wanted to ask. i’m a sophomore in high school and right now i’m contemplating college options. i wanted to ask you of all the things you coulda done, why’d you decide to go to art school?

  40. firefighter465ph on March 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    thanks for the info.she’s a good artist. but honestly, one of my favourites things in the world is the photography… my uncle Juan Carlos Caceres is a great photographer. during the Chilean Summer he had a great show at “archivo nacional” called “imagenes de la resistencia” (Santiago, Chile). now, you can see all his pictures in his website http://www.imagenesdelaresistencia.cl so if you love the photography you will love this website and my uncle’s work too.
    well, we don’t know if he will do the same show in U.S, but if i have some news i will tell you, he made some shows in Spain and France and of course in Chile.
    so, if you have time, visit his website

  41. Kaolla_Shiori on March 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm


    don’t know if you’ve heard of Oren Lavie, but he recently released a video for his song Her Morning Elegance. It’s done entirely in stop motion and it’s really interesting =3 you might want to watch it; maybe it might give you inspiration~ πŸ˜€

    here’s the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY

  42. Maaark on March 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    If I could find it in Brazil… But to be honest, I really like her paintings… I’m a big fan of art man, so I’ll probably just go to Amazon and buy the book anyway. It’s a little expensive (something like… hm… maybe $40 in brazilian’s money) but I trully don’t care about money if I’m using it to buy something I like.

    By the way, my favorite paitings are the third and the forth ones. She’s really talented and it’s cool to know that you two went to college together.

    Take care man, have a good day!

  43. nikkiann0100 on March 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Those paintings are pretty interesting. She is a good artist. BTW, I know this is off subject but I heard your remix for Death To Analog. Amazing job. It sounds great.

  44. PankakeMunky on March 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    thanks for sharing more about tara mcpherson. i will check out her new book since her works seen in your post here seem very interesting.

  45. analoggirl on March 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I may be mistaken, but I think this is the first time that you’ve highlighted a female artist. Nice. As for Tara’s work, I love the last piece. It’s like a modern, gothic take on Leda and the Swan – except Leda’s in control of her sexuality. (That’s what I see, anyway.)

    BTW, The Roots are the new house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Have you been watching? Were you itching for a Santigold/Spank Rock/Roots collaboration like I was? lol Definitely check out their “Slow Jam the News” bit.

  46. EpilepticChickenScratch on March 4, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Ohh, wow. That’s pretty. I love the heart through the chest.

  47. soyuneik on March 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Yea, she’s dope. I can’t even explain this properly, but there is something about her color choices and the way she paints that makes everything seem warm. I like that.

  48. Curiosa on March 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Interesting, thanks for the info. I really like the last one.

    Hey Mike, is there something wrong w/the uservoice.com site cause Rocky Palos mentioned that somehow he went from 60 votes to 45 (last time I looked he was up to 70) so I went to the site & tried voting (picked artists randomly) & the # of votes that I chose show up but they’re not calculated in the total. Anyway just thought I’d mention it in case something is wrong. Thanks for your time.

    PS: Did you hear that Mark Cuban is threatening to replace his whole roster if the Mavs don’t improve their performance? Goes to show that all the $ in the world can’t buy you a championship. :)~

  49. bec on March 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    The last picture is scary, but that’s probably because I’m terrified of birds

    I love the others and will look out for more of her art.

  50. durg on March 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    woah snap O.O really great.

  51. leticia on March 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Mike, Hi Guys!
    Not met or had heard about, but you know, I was curious …
    Hug – LetΓ­cia – Brazil

  52. MS_Ineedyou on March 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I really like her style.. shes really talented. I hope you have a great day πŸ™‚ —Brooke .

  53. SHINODA_23 on March 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Well, what about your wife, what else that you went together ?

  54. bojkic on March 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    hey Mike, these look fun and qlll… like her style. i’ll have a look. thx for the info! πŸ˜€

    EDIT: Oh, does this URL contain your personal account info??? If it’s so, maybe you should consider editing it πŸ˜€

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