(Exploring an Idea from Spark to Publication for children’s books)
In his presentation, Stephen will discuss his wide range of subject matter and artistic processes of problem-solving complex ideas, narratives and content. Through a selection of his children’s books, he will show how they become the inspiration for other sources of creative contexts such as museum exhibits and public artwork.
The presentation will be participatory and open for attendees to share their ideas and engage with Stephen regarding all aspects of transforming an idea into a reality.
His drawings and paintings are in numerous private collections including those of musician Paul Simon, and in the permanent collections of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Among his public art is a 66-foot mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn New York, a 58-foot mosaic mural at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station in Los Angeles, California, and 33 glass panels for the Dallas Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. In 2005, Stephen received the Governor’s Art Award for Individual Art given by Kathleen Sebelius.
PRESENTATION BLOCK 6 – Exploring Community and Inspiration