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Wild Things

We went to a really fun opening for Stacy Rozich's show at Flatcolor Gallery yesterday.

All her colorful and intricate water-colored prints are filled with humorous and rich narratives of the strangest-looking folklore creatures doing random things and acting like ironic hipsters....standing around nonchalantly... smoking, drinking Rainer, playing music, cards, or causing some sort of mischief. 
They look wild and crazy and each seems to have their own personality.... and all the while incredibly endearing at the same time. 
I couldn't help but to create mini conversations (with different voices and all) in my head as I looked at every print.......
Rabbit guy: " I'm a little worried....I think fluffy is not feeling very well...."
Pipe guy: (playing music) " what?... you said something?"
Rabbit guy: "oh...nothing, I mean....I was just trying to say that fluffy looks a little looks like she's loosing a lot of weight...."
Pipe guy: (inhale pipe and puff out smoke) "uh...hmmm...its probably the dogs stealing her food or whatever"
Rabbit guy: "ohmygawd...really??  you think they'd do that?!"
Pipe guy: "uh, yeah. they're dogs....they'd eat anything."  (resume to playing his music)
Dogs: "grrrr...."

Tree guy: "gawd....why da hell did you make me steal this tree from your neighbor's yard?"
Gun guy: "cuz she always up in my biznezz and wouldn't shut up about everything I do"
Tree guy: " you steal her tree?...what's the point exactly?"
Gun guy: "I don't know...just so she'll learn to not F with...wait a minute....I didn't kidnap you so you can ask me all these damn questions!" (spit)
Tree guy: "all right...fine."
Bug: (in little voice) "heeey!! get back here! You guys have no rights to move the tree, I was living under there! It says here on my lease that I have every right to sue you guys! I'm a bug lawyer and I can get you guys thrown in jail!!...uh....guys..did you hear what i say!!"
Birds: "KAAAAH!"
Big guy: "WOOOO!!!!   NO HANDS MOTHERF*#%ER!!" 
Little green guys: (with tiny high voices from left to right) 
"heeeeeell yeeeeah...rager paarrrtaaaay!!"
"ah maaaan...think i'm out of beer..."
"damn it! give me back my cigarette!! stop hogging it!!"
"what, you mean this? what? you want it or something?? I thought you said you're quitting? really shouldn't smoke, you know...especially if you want kids and all"
"damn it, shut up, and just give me the damn cigarette!" a little carried a way....maybe I'm crazier than all those creatures combined...anyways...moving on....

MUST SEE this amazing stop-motion illustrated by her for Fleet Fox that totally made my heart stop... I even teared up a bit at the end. It's insanely beautiful and magical.... it's almost like the song and the animation were made for each other.

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