TMRWLND, the legacy of artist Tina St. Claire

TMRWLND, spoken as “Tomorrow Land,” was the title of the creative team that consisted of Los Angeles based Artists Tina St. Claire and her fiance Dereck Seltzer, who in 2013 created a zine that showcased the black and white illustrations that provided the skeletal structure for the collaborative process which the couple became best known for. On December 25, 2015, Tina St. Claire was diagnosed with stage four Glioblastoma Multiforme, a particularly virulent form of cancer which attacked her brain, damaging her left frontal lobe and eventually causing catastrophic damage to her CNS and brain stem. On March 9th, 2016 she succumbed to her battle with cancer. She was 31 years old.A self taught Illustrator with a impressive self cultivated fan base, Tina’s striking visual lexicon was immediately recognizable. Many of her works showcase a particular feminine representation— a hollowed eyed, ethereal young woman, with waves in her hair and a solemn facial expression that seems imbued with power and dignity, with a hint of reckless abandon and natural beauty.   It is with her personal belief and philosophy in mind that I, Dereck Seltzer, Tina’s creative partner and fiance have set forward to create a Artist Residency program and Gallery, which will donate proceeds from the sales of the TMRWLND products and art to cancer patients in Detroit.