There’s something inherently warm about wood. No one knows that better than Heartmade artist Adrift in My Mind. Brianna Land creates thoroughly modern wall art and other pieces from reclaimed wood. It’s so beautiful and we love that she is giving new lease of life to forgotten materials, allowing them to enrich another home. And to think, all this started with a little extra time and a creative itch!
What's your favorite thing about being an artist in Houston?
I feel like Houston, especially inside the city center, is like a small town. I will meet people all the time at shows that have already seen my work on social media or even at a friend's house. That is amazing to me considering how big Houston is! I'm always humbled when people I'm speaking with already know of my work. I've also found that the creative community here in general are super supportive.
What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
I love my sleep. So that and breakfast tacos are what consumes most of my weekend mornings. Luckily, our sweet girls are old enough to turn on the TV for themselves and hang for a while! After that, most of my family lives within a mile of our house in the Heights. So we see each other A LOT. We also just bought our house last August and have committed to inviting friends over more often. This time of year we ride bikes as much as we can, too. We have found ourselves riding to Town In City Brewery with friends quite often lately. We have a private Facebook group of friends that live close by called Houston Heights Country Club. If we are headed anywhere fun and want friends to come along we will post in the group where we are going. It's fun because usually our friends will show up!
What's your favorite piece of public art in Houston?
My favorite at the moment is the Mini Murals project that's turning ugly traffic signal control boxes into works of art. This being Houston, we spend a fair amount of time in traffic and this projects helps ease the pain!