i love this womannn. i just found her recently through a blog i frequent named my love for you is a stampede of horses.
the best way i can describe it is like taking where the wild things are and drenching the characters with hyper-colours, geometric patterns and slightly more gruesome visages. the ‘wild things’ reference is stretched further by rozich’s interest in tribal costume. sited in another post by my love for you, the artists speaks of tribal influences including north west native american, west african and also an affection for 70s russian folktale cinema and eastern european illustration.
as you can probably see, each work depicts a little narrative and every detail reflects an aspect of the character. like the traditions rozich refers to, each element of her pieces hold significance in the telling of a tale. i especially love the juxtaposition of the happy sweet colours and bold patterns with the eyeless masks and more gruesome details. i actually really like the more gruesome details: the worm like faces hiding behind masks and the sharp claws, teeth, spears, horns, axes and tongues. in the telling of these stories rozich invents her own mythologies and legends.
whats MORE, one of my favourite bands ever (introduced to me by the one and only lachlan dale – no one i know is more obsessed with creating and absorbing (good) music than he – his blogs here, here and here) earth, have commissioned stacey rozich to create the artwork for their recently released album ‘angels of darkness, demons of light’.
earth’s vocabulary similarly consists of mainly folklore and mythological references and i believe this album to be an astounding collaboration of visual and aural. it makes for a sublime sensory experience.
listen to this song descend to the zenith while browsing rozich’s work, if you will. tell me what you think.