vintage horn rim, vintage airport runway light
From the "Eb & Flo" Series
Steve Bormes, the creator of Steve B Lighting, in his own words:
My last art class was in the 7th grade when my teacher asked me to draw my shoe. That assignment led me to believe that I was not cut out to be an artist; I would be a doctor instead. I was wrong on both counts.
My art evolves from oddities and curiosities that I uncover in the Turkish countryside and from antique stores in America. From there, these old, and usually utilitarian pieces find their way to my workbench and are repurposed as sculptures, of sorts. I like to add electricity and light the pieces from within. The result often looks like the love-child of George Jetson and Wilma Flintstone.
As an outsider artist, I try not to implement too many rules for myself. For me, my work holds no answers or secrets. Made with a high degree of whimsy and love, my goal is to elicit the simplest of pleasures: a smile.