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So. Flippin. Cool. It's from a 2009 multi-media exhibition by Brian Kaspr and Payton Turner. I'm so sad I never got to see it in person, although, it's probably just as well since the whimsy factor in the room would have spun my head clear off my shoulders.
Reminds me of the scene from Willy Wonka where they all go licking the fruity wallpaper and Wonka says, Try some more. The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
And Veruca says, Snozzberries? Who ever heard of a snozzberry?
So Wonka looks down at her and goes, We are the music makers...and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Well go ahead Willy Wonka, just go ahead and blow my mind with your fruit-filled nuggets of Buddhist wisdom why don’t you. See if I cry. You'll see.
And can we just talk about Veruca Salt? Has there ever been a cooler pre-pubescent villain. No. No there hasn't.
This wallpaper reminds me of everything...of my grandmother's dining room...of Victorian grandeur...of Trapper Keepers and pencil boxes...of happy days spending lunch breaks in the schoolyard swapping stickers with my friend Heather (yes, we were Sticker Nerds, thank you)...and now I'm wondering what I did with all those stickers? They were too precious to put on my binders like the other kids...what did I do with them? Where is that shoe box? How am I going to make this ridiculously awesome wallpaper at home WITHOUT THAT SHOE BOX?
And this, my friends, is why I hoard things.