Stuart Bird is an artist living and working in South Africa. I was going to write about my take on his art but than I re-read the article Andrew Lamprecht wrote about him on What If The World and decided to give you an insert. I agree and relate to the meaning behind his art.
“‘We live in an age of ever-increasing tolerance and even-handedness. Stuart Bird is an intolerant and biased man. He refuses to tolerate violence against women, the unjustified use of force against the powerless and the excesses that those who wield power perpetrate. In his work, which frequently addresses the issue of power he unfailingly positions himself as biased to the ‘underdog’ (even when, as in Lost That One (Self Portrait), that underdog is the artist himself.)”