Studio Shangri-La Podcast: Evolution + Public Health — Mental Health Mythbusters In The USA

Studio Shangri-La Artwork Selected For Beth Israel Medical Center’s New Inpatient Building

Thanks to Boston Art, three Studio Shangri-La artworks will be included in BIDMC’s new inpatient building: White Azalea Panel, Sugar Maple Canopy & Cherry Blossom Trellis. It’s a great honor to be part of such a significant public space where lots of people can enjoy these pieces. The deco botanicals represent the beauty of patternsContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La Artwork Selected For Beth Israel Medical Center’s New Inpatient Building”

Studio Shangri-La Podcast — Longevity & Immortality: Activating The Ageless Algorithm (2021)

Summary This text of this episode is also available as a blog post: https://shangrilastudio.wordpress.com/2021/06/28/activating-the-ageless-algorithm-full-article/ As read by Sarah Ikerd here as part of the podcast series, with some modifications to the 2021 original.

Coming Soon 12.9.22 To OCTAVES Music: Odd Circuit “Miami 33139” Main + Dub Mix

HYPERFOLLOW Out 12.9.22 on major online outlets inc. Beatport — ODD CIRCUIT • MIAMI 33139 • Main Mix ft. Rebel Veteran / Dub Mix The Main clocks in over 7 minutes with a cool club vocal, while the shorter Dub mix is instrumental & groovy.

New Art Selections For The Studio Portfolio

NEW! Deco Rosa | Rosa Panel | Middle Earth | Nature Layers Panel | Milkweed Fiber | Milkweed Fiber BW | Autumn Bloom | Spider Lily | Begonia Bliss | Autumn Bloom Panel | Deco Spider Lily | Autumn Bloom BW | Spider Lily Tile | Autumn Bloom Panel BW | Spider Lily Pink TileContinue reading “New Art Selections For The Studio Portfolio”

Chemistry + Philosophy: Biosynergy For A Better World by Studio Shangri-La Podcast

Studio Shangri-La presents a podcast series that explores the arts & sciences, philosophy and more. — Read on anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/episodes/Chemistry–Philosophy-Biosynergy-For-A-Better-World-e1rajm3

New Artwork From Studio Shangri-La: Rococo Floral • Deco Botanical 🌹

New artwork in the studio and much more to work on this winter, an abundance to be thankful for! A few of these pieces will be placed on the Portfolio page. For every work, there are usually a couple variations and then the favorites go to Portfolio.

Studio Shangri-La Podcast — Stay Tuned For Relaunch 🎙

Stay tuned for the relaunch of the Studio Shangri-La Arts & Sciences Podcast, featuring arts and sciences subtopics and others not limited to environment, philosophy, technology, society and culture. If you would like to be featured and possibly on live in-studio broadcast, please reach with your idea(s) on the Contact page.

Upcoming On OCTAVES Music: Odd Circuit — Miami 33139 ft. Rebel Veteran

Odd Circuit — Miami 33139 ft. Rebel Veteran 6:01 Out 12.9.22 — Click here to hyperfollow Genre: Electronic / Progressive House Inspired by the return of Winter Music Conference in 2023 and recent travels!

Upcoming On OCTAVES MUSIC: Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran • GOT CACHE • Album

Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran • GOT CACHE • Album out 12/2 • the remastered singles Click here for hyperfollow / notification of release Genres & descriptors: Rap / Electro / Techno / Hip hop / Trip hop / Electronic / World / Funk / Crunk

Check Out The Studio Shangri-La Portfolio Page

There are a lot of new works coming up from Studio Shangri-La! In fact, I have tons to process. In the meantime the existing portfolio is made up of different collections from Conceptual, Deco / Geometric to Realist, and Abstraction. Prices are dependent on the project and size. Please reach out on the contact page.

New On OCTAVES Music: Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran “Flout & Shout” + Upcoming Album

Out now on Beatport, Apple Music & more! https://www.beatport.com/release/flout-shout/3919589 https://music.apple.com/us/album/flout-shout-single/1651691538 Full album remastered singles from them coming soon. 🎶

“Utopian Messages” Videobook ft. Music by Odd Circuit

Utopian Messages Studio Shangri-La Publications video book – coming soon as an actual book Music: “Flotation” by Odd Circuit Pre-sale available on iTunes, Apple Music, Beatport Official release date: 11/04/22

Out Today: “Gnosis II: Paradise Found” On § Publications

Out Today in Hardcover + Paperback Description: Gnosis II by Studio Shangri-La Publications is an concept photography follow-up to the charcoal original, featuring works from the Deco Botanical & Sky collections. This one presents further development to the philosophical and spiritual journey & story.

October Releases on OCTAVES Music 🎶

October Releases — Upcoming + Now (follow links to pre-save & pre-order): Artemis Amenti – Sing For A Lifetime Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran – Hexaflop (Got Cache) (feat. Artemis Amenti) Artemis Amenti – From The Vault II EP Odd Circuit – How To Love (feat. KIRAN) Odd Circuit – Piggy Bank (feat. Artemis AmentiContinue reading “October Releases on OCTAVES Music 🎶”

Upcoming on OCTAVES Music: Odd Circuit – Flotation 🎶

ODD CIRCUIT || FLOTATION || OCTAVES MUSIC || 7:35 Coming soon November 4th with a healthy amount of bass and nature sounds to all major outlets including Beatport. CLICK HERE TO PRE-SAVE Genre: Electronic || Sub-genre: Progressive House || Description: Deep, Melodic, Instrumental

New Music Friday: Odd Circuit – How To Love ft. KIRAN **Out Now**

https://music.apple.com/us/album/how-to-love-feat-kiran-single/1647772376 OCTAVES Music · Odd Circuit — How To Love ft KIRAN **Out Now**

Out Now On OCTAVES Music

OCTAVES Music · Odd Circuit ft Artemis Amenti & Rebel Veteran — Piggy Bank**Sample https://music.apple.com/us/album/piggy-bank-feat-artemis-amenti-rebel-veteran-ep/1647220470 This track is from back in August, due soon on all major outlets and Beatport, and is out on Apple Music and Spotify already. It’s about going through Life’s challenges and triumphs and becoming a better person. It’s also aboutContinue reading “Out Now On OCTAVES Music”

Art Feature *NEW* + Back Catalog: Decision Tree I, II & 33

Here’s the side-by-side of the two Decision Trees, studies in evolution, programming and nature. The first one is brand-new with pinks and purple, following a wave shape and making use of both symmetry and asymmetry. The new decision tree works well both vertically and horizontally. Once again, both of these are available in a varietyContinue reading “Art Feature *NEW* + Back Catalog: Decision Tree I, II & 33”

S.S. Podcast #3: Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0 Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree: https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/

OCTAVES New Music Friday: Pre-Order & Upcoming Releases

Artemis Amenti — From The Vault II Ep **Originally composed 2018-2020 Rock / Pop / Country 5 tracks: 2020 Vision, I Am You Are, Paradiso, Ride The Earth, You Can Have My Data Pre-Order Available Now — Official Release Date 10/07/2022 UPCOMING RELEASE: ODD CIRCUIT – HOW TO LOVE FT. KIRAN Release Date 10/14/2022 Genres:Continue reading “OCTAVES New Music Friday: Pre-Order & Upcoming Releases”

*NEW* Art: Deco Botanical “Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum”

Continuing on the deco botanical series, this new piece geometrically celebrates a well loved plant: “Sugarcane.” What’s especially interesting is this photo is of sugarcane growing wild in Massachusetts.It’s typically considered native to tropical regions. Please don’t flag the sugar as being invasive though! It can stay. 😆 Seriously, DNA is part sugar and salt.

In The Studio: The Process Of Mixed Media “Alchemy Sun”

“Alchemy Sun” has been a delight to work on and has inspired a patient, methodical mindset. Fitting with the title, the next stage of work on it will see it become more refined and bold. It’s already come a long way from the initial computer graphic inspiration to the canvas. Sometimes bringing a concept toContinue reading “In The Studio: The Process Of Mixed Media “Alchemy Sun””

Self Knowledge Trio — Primitive Conceptual Painting (2018-2022)

Self Knowledge is a three canvas or panel work and each piece is 18” x 24.” They are: Lineage, Structure & Starwash. For more about the meaning, check the shop page where the group, sold together, is listed for direct sale. It’s also available through Saatchi Art. This is a project mostly completed in 2018,Continue reading “Self Knowledge Trio — Primitive Conceptual Painting (2018-2022)”

New Music Friday: OCTAVES Label 🎶 Promo Previews 🎶

Next up for OCTAVES Music Dance & EDM is a collaboration between Odd Circuit, Artemis Amenti and Rebel Veteran. It’s a beautiful melodic track with a progressive House and somewhat took techno flavor. Whatever labels you want to put on it, it’s got an uplifting vocal as well as a sense of humor: https://on.soundcloud.com/vh6GBnMXyrp7tLri8 AlsoContinue reading “New Music Friday: OCTAVES Label 🎶 Promo Previews 🎶”

Studio Shangri-La inMotion Video Animations 🎞 🎨

All of the pieces on the portfolio page and more are now available as video animations or GIFs. The above video is a short sample of what’s possible including “Arrowroot” and “Vector.” Studio Shangri-La inMotion can be digital display or longer visual sequences. It’s a great pleasure to expand the versatility of the artworks andContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La inMotion Video Animations 🎞 🎨”

Les impatiens Slideshow 🌺

Something about the character of these Fleurs evokes a French title here. A couple of these variations are featured in Deco Botanical and Nature Portraits on the Portfolio / Gallery page. Keep in mind — that for every piece on the portfolio page, there may well be 4-6 other variations!

NEW Art In Tropical Pink + New Format

This is a funny title — in fact, the stuff dreams are made of. Yes, this phrase came in a dream, alongside a tropical pink 18 wheeler. If you’d like to find out more about the composition of this new abstract, check out the fall 2022 edition of AMAZING magazine . ; ) The newContinue reading “NEW Art In Tropical Pink + New Format”

OCTAVES New Music Friday: Shambhala Duet For Classical Guitar

Listen here: https://on.soundcloud.com/pFPzVTdzaJBTergRA This is the latest of the sheet music series, a duet for classical guitar with a rock flavor. “Shambhala” is a Buddhist word for a futuristic “kingdom” or mindset in which good is emphasized.

Deco Bostonia Collection Has A Charlestown Moment

From top left going clockwise: Bunker Hill Monument, Bunker Hill St. details, Monument detail, industrial detail across from fire station, detail of Breed’s Hill building As you can see, some Charlestown scenery gets the Studio Shangri-La “Deco Bostonia” treatment — a collection devoted to Greater Boston. For more details on how to order please visitContinue reading “Deco Bostonia Collection Has A Charlestown Moment”

Studio Shangri-La Publications: Transcription of Bach Cello Suite No.1 For Guitar In G Major

Out today on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BC5JJXNV# After 20 years this transcription of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 for guitar gets its due. What’s special about it? Well, it’s transcribed in the original cello key, which means the guitar tuning in the bass strings drops to C and G. The drop tuning is sonorous and stirring likeContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La Publications: Transcription of Bach Cello Suite No.1 For Guitar In G Major”

AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍

AMAZING is a modern publication by Studio Shangri-La that combines art gallery, science journal, philosophy periodical, and literary magazine all into one fanciful exhibit. The Fall 2022 edition includes memes from Utopian Messages, science articles, science fiction, quotations, much art, poetry and even food. Print copies of AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 are available now. Here’sContinue reading “AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍”

Studio Shangri-La’s Signature Deco Botanicals

The Deco Botanicals collection is getting to be extensive with a lot of plants expressed in this blend of nature & tech. The vision is biosynergy. These pieces take already striking photos and amp them up with [more] geometry. They’re available in a variety of formats, and would even lend themselves well to NFTs. ForContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La’s Signature Deco Botanicals”

§ Publications: “Awasis” Serial Sci-Fi Novel On Kindle Vella

All aboard the inter-dimensional spacecraft!The serial science fiction novel “Awasis” begins on Kindle Vella, set mainly in the Boötes constellation as well as Earth. This utopian series involves history, technology, animals and nature.

Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection

These are a few of the growing Studio Shangri-La collection of Nature Portraits in which the botanical is presented with personality, popping color and painterly flare. These selections above are more straightforward studies while others in the collections have been more stylized. The contemporary serene Nature Portraits and also modern tech Deco Botanicals are bothContinue reading “Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection”

OCTAVES Music Extra ☀️ SEVENTEEN – Darl+ing (Odd Circuit Hot Sun Remix)

Odd Circuit with a remix of K-pop favorites SEVENTEEN and their hit “Darl+ing” — this is a swervy, complex and beautiful rendition that threads in the different vocal harmonies like a tapestry, over a healthy beat and turns one keyboard part into guitar, among other features. Enjoy!

Deco Bostonia: The MBTA Series

The MBTA Series of prints is graphic and playful, conceptual and geometric photography that mimics games and ink blots. All of these original photos that the prints are based on were taken on site at different train stations. As Bostonians are well aware, the train lines — Especially the orange — Have been undergoing upgradesContinue reading “Deco Bostonia: The MBTA Series”

Studio Shangri-La Publications: Tria Lumina Suite For Classical Guitar

Purchase link: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/bookshelf?ref_=kdp_kdp_TAC_TN_bs Continuing on the music publications front, this next score written in 2017 is a short sweet for classical guitar that consists of three parts. The theme is light, creative inspiration and spirit. More to come!

Adventures In VR Part II & III: Game On! + The Conclusion 🥴

“Play to keep your mind young.” Okay, this is a follow up post and it seems I’ve since adapted to the VR environment. I had to take it all in first. Recently, I’ve started playing games, which to my extra surprise is super fun and delightful. I’ve discovered that the controllers buzz for a simulatedContinue reading “Adventures In VR Part II & III: Game On! + The Conclusion 🥴”