Steve Olson | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement My work is intuitive and experimental. I aim to transform everyday things into universal images merged with feelings. As the son of a social worker, my art often explores social themes through form and emotion. Park Bench relates to the loneliness and despair of aging and homelessness. The work is composed of separate pieces cut from wood, which are then reassembled, painted, and suspended. In this way, the figure literally collapses on itself, conveying isolation and exhaustion.