One of Kozy’s favorite paintings, “Nudibranchland” is an absurdist play on words visually translated into tiny nudists cavorting amongst life sized nudibranches (sea slugs, AKA “nudis” amongst scuba divers and marine biologists).
We have finally released this painting as a very very limited edition archival giclée print on Somerset Watercolor paper with hand deckled edges. Each print is signed and numbered. 28 x 20 inches.
Here you see a batch of waffle cones that turned into a nest of ferocious be-tentacled beasties, a terrifyingly realistic facehugger made of sugar cookies (glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar and nutmeg), an adorable chicken pot pie (with beak and feet carved from carrots), a fiery Danzig birthday cake, tarantula cookies prepared like Girl Scout Samoas, and a spectacular birthday cake created for a Voodoo-Bayou themed party. The tongue of the snake atop the cake is a handmade candle.
Kozy initially did this drawing in 2004 for our coloring book, “Lactaid Dreams”, but it is one drawing that we thought suited the panoramic series and SHOULD be colored. We finally got around to it in 2008 while creating work for a show in Amsterdam.