Ned ”Lanky” Flanders
Created by Aaris A. Schroeder
Ned Flanders, otherwise known as Lanky due to his long, thin-like body isn’t an artist you would expect to come out of Orangevale, CA. He’s in the indie art and music scene, flashing his art at local boutiques, venues and art galleries such as Blue Lamp and Deeda Salon. He has definitely made a name for himself the last couple of years.
The art that is in demand is a cool, retro slant on tattoo inspired pen and ink pieces. His artwork appears to belong on the arm of a Mexican Catholic yet the images aren’t all godly, there are messages in them. Unique canvasses provide the grounds for new and old works of art, mending saintly subjects together in an antique tribal-like fashion within surreal tragedy and parody.
Lanky also “writes by the way,” check this out, “Pulls out his futuristic communication device, calls his closest of friends, and lights up his pain-med vice / He confesses through the inanimate instrument his desperate need for help, cause this tobacco isn’t going to help him sleep.”
“My brain has always worked in a different way. I always take the scenic route or ‘over-engineer’ my ideas and thoughts,” says Lanky who also confesses that music influences him beyond art but also in his every day life, “The combination [of music and art] is what keeps my sanity.”
If you want to know more about Lanky Art check out his MySpace page www.myspace.com/lankyart.