|"The Stakeout" Stacey Rozich, 2012. I OWN THIS!|
I check their blog daily (http://beautifuldecay.com/category/painting/) and occasionally develop "art crushes." To those that aren't familiar with the term "art crush", lemme explain...it's not complicated. You see a piece of art and become twitterpaited, ridiculously infatuated, enamored, with the work. This happened to me a few weeks ago when Beautiful/Decay featured Stacey Rozich's work on their blog.
Rozich's work was so aggressive, humorous, and complicated. The paintings spoke to so many levels of storytelling...each piece reads like an epic myth. Rozich's cast of characters are incredibly powerful but remain flawed, Greek Gods in Pacific Northwest Animal Masks. As a human that is into animal symbolism and narrative, I had to own one of these pieces.
So, I emailed her. Simple as that. Within an hour, Stacey emailed me back with a list of paintings that were available for purchase. One piece titled, "The Stakeout," spoke to me. A beastly creature sitting on a box of potato chips, bottle of wine in tote, shotgun on the lap, just waiting for something...the best way to describe the piece? Extremely Badass. So, I bought it. Rozich and I came up with a payment plan (which was greatly appreciated) and a month later it's hanging on my wall.
I see great things happening in Stacey's world. She is a talented illustrator, designer, painter, storyteller, and can even make a fabulously strange music video (which I completely recommend checking out http://seattlecentralcreativeacademy.com/stacey-rozich-fleet-foxes-music-video/ ). Her work is awe inspiring, brilliant, and I look forward to owning another one of her pieces...one of these days.