Welcome to the virtual studio of the Chicago-based African American artist and author Stephanie Rose Bird. Here you can delve into her visionary insights and read about her creative background as an artist, while having an enriching visual experience.
As with her books on magick and healing, such as "Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs" and "A Healing Grove; African Tree Remedies and Rituals for Body and Spirit" there is a focus here on plant wisdom, herbs, earth-based spirituality, nature and the synergy that comes from integrating intuition, spirituality and careful observation, while treading gently on Mother Earth.
Bird's art work is informed by the Wise Woman Way and the Ways of the Ancestors. Her contemporary art is shaped by a reverence for the past with an eye toward the future. As you might suspect, Bird's visual art is colored by her interests in herbalism, aromatherapy,intuition, Hoodoo, Wicca, Shamanism, World Mythology and African American Folklore.
The common thread in her paintings and drawings is an appreciation for the natural world and a curiosity for the world beyond what is commonly known. In this way her work aims at introducing the viewer to new ways of envisioning the world and ways to live within a creative vision filled with fresh possibilities.