STAY CALM

 

Current project, installation, tshirt and sticker: Stay Calm. 

The "Secret Origin" of Stay Calm in a nutshell: I posted some paintings for sale online. When a friend reached out to buy one as a present for his husband, we'll call him Scott (since that's his name) my immediate reaction was "let's do a custom text-based painting for him. Is there a phrase that he needs to see?" I received a two word email: STAY CALM. 

Perfect. Once I started generating this new set of Speed Paste Robots and was deep in glue, paper, ink and more paper scraps Ms. Robot looked at the work in progress and suggested "WHY DON'T YOU MAKE THE LAUNDRY ROOM EXHIBIT THIS YEAR ALL STAY CALM PAINTINGS?"

The original painting was conceived with a percentage donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, but since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico while all of this was going on, the STAY CALM exhibit was otherwise tithed to Chef Jose Andreas' World Kitchen. Tshirt sales and sticker donations added up to help feed people. 

STAYING CALM in the most UNCALM moments and the most UNCALM. 

Atticus, STAYING CALM 

Atticus, STAYING CALM 

What is this "web site" and who the fuck do I think I am?

 

statement of purpose of the day: I make things I call paintings, because I think the rules of painting make the most sense when presenting this work to other humans. Right now, and for the last five years, this has meant cut out paper letters schmeared with glue and layered on paper. It's "paper on paper on ink on paper on glue on ink on paper"

an idea for a logo. it could also say STEVEN WANTS TO BE A FUCKING ROBOT 

an idea for a logo. it could also say STEVEN WANTS TO BE A FUCKING ROBOT