Artist: Birdo Beaverhousen
Birdo Beaverhousen is a self taught artist. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago and he is currently finishing his Masters in Industrial Organizational psychology at Loyola. As a native Chicagoan, he has also lived abroad in Brighton, England, as well as studied drawing at Hunter CUNY college in New York City. He is currently based in Chicago.
He states: "What is my aspiration in life? This is such an important question that can only be told thoroughly through actions. This statement is merely a clue to who I am and what I have done and am capable of doing. What is my aspiration in life? It is a haunting question. The desire to be happy is an honest answer. Happiness is the channel to the divine. I can only consider myself a connector to this magnificent property. I bring people together through my work. I connect to them and they connect to me. That's what my life is all about. My art is not my life, but on the contrary, my life is my art. My life is a moving painting, rich in color, dressed in detail and emotional decadence. These factors are my tools. I take these factors and combine them through my experiences and thoughts and make something with them. Sometimes, the object is physical. Other times, it is mental. And when all these elements come together, it is completely transcendental. This is my life."