Ricky Watts’ ‘Growth Hormone Disaster’

Local street artist Ricky Watts has entered this amazing drawing in Paul Frank’s “Art Attack” contest—one of those online voting things where Paul Frank gets a zillion hits from Facebook posts and the winner gets cash for art supplies and exposure in magazines. Watts has consistently been one of our favorite local artists, and he could use both—won’t you cruise on over and click on some monkey heads to help him out? (You don’t have to register or give your email, it’s one-stop.)

Or, just look at the thing! It’s a giant crazy-looking rooster in front of McNears! Awesome!”This drawing was inspired by musician Arann Harris of The Green String Farm Band,” writes Ricky. “He came up with the concept and I brought the idea to life. It is a futuristic interpretation of a growth hormone experiment gone bad on the downtown streets (of my hometown) of Petaluma, California, once known as the ‘Chicken Capital of the World.'”

(While they last, 11×14 prints can be ordered here.)

Sonoma County Library