Before the Wave, 2010. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink, 22 x 15 inches.
Wild, Imaginative and Flush with color, Stacey Rozich's subjects carry a sense of nostalgia that give you the sense that they are far wiser and older than us, but still related to us non-the-less. Her delightful and at times bizarre art recalls a hazy, child-like creation; they can invoke wild curiosity yet maintain an almost menacing shadow of strangeness and mystery.
Influence from folklore, traditional costume and graphic novel are are all present in Stacey's work. Many of the textures and patterns from her work are inspired by traditional Slavic garb, which Stacey connects to through her own Yugoslavic heritage. Working and growing up in Seattle, Washington, I also consider the influence/imagery of Pacific Native American pattern, inspiring a deeper connection with history and ancestry.
A Lesson, 2010. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink, 16 x 12 inches.
Snake Charm, 2010. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink, 22 x 15 inches.
After the Gemmine, 2010. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink, 15 x 11 inches.
Pre-Ceremony, 2010. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink, 22 x 15 inches.
Stacey Rozich is a 22 year old artist currently living and working in Seattle, Washington. She has studied at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and is currently studying Graphic Design at Seattle Central.
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