When children's book author Aaron Zenz took his family to see the highly acclaimed Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, his 10-year-old daughter Gracie was immediately inspired to become a street artist. Aaron quickly explained that "while the art was fun and the story was great, vandalism isn't a good thing" so the family was challenged to come up with an appropriately stealthy public art project that didn't entail defacing public property. So, what do you get when you cross an innocent, well-mannered little kid with graffiti art?
"I (Aaron) picked up a big sack of rocks, washed them, and painted the base colors. Then Isaac, Gracie, Lily, and I each claimed a color and decorated them with as many faces and expressions as we could think of. 48 rocks in all. A couple of days later, we stuffed our pockets, hit the town, and stuck our little friends in fun places.
Hopefully we were able to spread a little happiness to anyone who stumbled across these little guys."
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