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Steven L. Anderson

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Nature changes us, absorbs us. The wilderness has a gravity all its own, that pulls us into its orbit. Once there, our senses quickly tune in to the sounds and scents of the outdoors. We discover new rhythms that have nothing to do with nine-to-five.

I focus on the power of Nature, and the nature of power. I attempt to view world from the perspective of a plant or tree—which brings a new way of seeing our human systems. I use this shaman-like empathy with nature to perceive, identify, and work with the energy flows that surround us. Many of these “energy strategies” are manifested in the studio, artworks which function as tools for activating energy in individuals and communities.

I intend to make images, things, spaces, and situations that fuse the exhilaration of the human spirit with the ferocious beauty of Nature to make a palpable, tingling essence.

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