The Back Alley Rat is a diorama made of a wooden base, clay parts and moss details. Mixing fear and joy, this piece is highlighting the unseen moments that most have yet to witness. The “rat” (opossum) is a symbol of deception and protection over its most prized possession...THE TRASH! The scene is meant for a stop-motion short featuring a main character that draws the audience within its two connecting walls, and allows the viewer to imagine it in action. When moved, the flies buzz around the trashcan, creating an organic motion that sparks imagination.