artist feature: Atabey Sanchez-Haiman

We are so excited to announce something new on our website: We are going to use this space to feature some of the amazing artists who have contributed their work to Root & Star. We knew right away that we wanted Atabey Sanchez-Haiman to be our very first artist featured. She makes work that strives to inspire the hopeful, happy side in all of us. Her color palette and drawing style is absolutely her own. She has her own shop in Providence, called Giraffes and Robots. I am so thankful to Atabey for all the love and spirit she brings to her son and to the world. The way she lives her life and the art she makes, it is all an inspiration.


1. This is me when I was a little.

2. This is me now, with my little boy, who looks just like me when I was little.

3. We like to go out for walks everyday. Enjoy nature, say hi to the neighbors and go to our local shops.

4. When we get back home, we like to relax with a good book, watch our fish swimming in their little world and make some artwork.

5. My art is bright, colorful and happy and almost exclusively orange, yellow and red because the combination of these colors make me smile.

In my art I try to convey the things that matter to me.
For example:
It is important to make mistakes.
Mistakes, creativity and discovery go hand in hand.
6. It is also very important to be kind. Kindness is essential and the key to a more peaceful world.
7. Along with kindness,
I believe empathy and compassion are crucial pieces of the puzzle when it comes to living in a world that is
peaceful, productive and progressive.
The Three P’s to a better world 🙂
8. My art business is called Giraffes and Robots and my focus is to make Art that makes you Smile.
9. Which is why I make dinosaurs in love wearing wooly hats and sharing doughnuts!
Did it make you smile?
10. Besides making art, I love to display my artwork in new and creative ways, which is why I often make little scenes of Playmobil toys enjoying my art in the background.
Here are a few of my favorites:
My Instagram account has many more!  @giraffesrobots
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.
If you’d like to see more, please check out my website
You can also follow me here:
Instagram (@giraffesrobots)
Twitter (@giraffesrobots)
Facebook (giraffesandrobots)
Pinterest (Giraffes and Robots)



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