Of the desert
This project originated from having spent my formative years living in the archipelago of Indonesia, a setting that deeply shaped how I experience the world. I remember the thunderstorms rolling in, how the light would change, the smell of wet earth and the calm that came with the sound of the rain. Those sensations are what I set out to capture with this series of images. By removing the flora of the desert from its surroundings, I found that its beauty emerged in an entirely different way, reminding me of those peace-filled moments from my childhood.
Of the desert plates
I had the honor of presenting this new work at the 2015 Via Affirmativa conference in Colorado Springs, CO. It was the genesis of Steve as an artist. Click and listen to the initial talk I gave.