Stand Still Like The Hummingbird - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Stand Still Like The Hummingbird

Aaron Rose
Enamel on vintage suitcase
15 in. × 9 in. × 8 in.
Cherry Esplanade

Artist Aaron Rose’s birdhouse is inspired by Henry Miller’s same-named collection of stories and essays, outlining his unique philosophy on life. “This collection had a very profound effect on me when I first read it as a young person,” Rose says. Rose’s birdhouse is a repurposed vintage suitcase.

  • A tintype image of a pensive man in a newsboy cap and wool sweater

    Aaron Rose (b. 1969, U.S.) is an artist, film director, curator and writer. He was the owner of Alleged Gallery in New York City and curated the museum exhibition and directed the documentary film Beautiful Losers (2008). With Jeffrey Deitch, Rose curated “Art in the Streets” (2011) at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). As a visual artist, Rose has exhibited internationally, including at the Lodge (Los Angeles), Postmasters (New York), Supreme (New York), Colette (Paris), and Dover Street Market (London).

    Artist website:

Photo: Ivory Serra


Hum Hum Hum
Karen O

This recording from The Birdsong Project was selected to complement this birdhouse.

Birdhouse Location

See All Birdhouses

For the Birds Presenting Sponsor

Logo: Warby Parker