Michele Stutts is a British born, Chicago-based, contemporary artist whose journey has led her to a diversity of visual art: video, painting, drawing, collage, installation and assemblage.
Her assemblages have integrated all of her artistic experiences. They are found objects, rich with history and seasoned by time. They are forgotten things that have lost their original appearance and purpose that have been reborn with a new aesthetic and meaning.
Her current exhibit: Housebird is not synonymous with “birdhouse”, but the opposite. Although both are human-crafted structures, a birdhouse is gratis, where birds find protection from the harsh elements and predators. The young follow a natural timeline from youth to adults.
In contrast, Housebird experience a constant state of financial insecurity, anxiety, isolation and uncertainty. There is no natural relationship between a Housebird and the parasitic home they have to maintain, for the house always comes first.
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