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following" online for a few years. Her work is amazing, beautiful and inspiring. You may have seen one of her pieces and not even know it. She collaborated with a few other artists to make a billboard for Sierra Mist, she painted for the Detroit Redbull Creation project, she has an installation up at Complex MI, and she had some of her work featured at Electirc Forest, just to name a few. She is easily one of the most talented creatives that Detroit has ever seen.
Christie and I went to Michelle's studio to see where she works, see some of the current projects that she was working on, and to hear her story. I walked out of the interview glowing with inspiration. Michelle's life force is as amazing as her painting and sketches are.
Camilo Pardo. She works on her art almost 24 hours a day and art is her life. She talks it, breaths it, and gets reinvigorated and inspired by it everyday. Her drive and zest for life are almost airborne when you are around her.
We talked to Michelle in depth about the growing Detroit art scene. I wanted to know why she thought it was booming and prospering here in Detroit and why the community was so close. She explained to me that the art community of Detroit works together, they collaborate and they support each other. She talked about having other artists up to her space to collaborate on a project or a painting and she talked in depth about what The Red Bull House of Art has done to help the community move forward. She links up with a lot of the artists that come through there and they help each other by inspiring each other, challenging each other, and supporting each other. Detroit has become a mecca for art and artists and I truly believe this idea of working together and collaborating is the key to its success.
following her for yourself and make sure to attend her next show. In the meantime check out the interview that we did. This was filmed inside her space in the Bankle Building just a few weeks ago. Thanks for the inspiration, we needed it!