What’s better on a hot, Houston day than being in cool air conditioning? Seeing great art with the A/C blowing! Here is a little overview of my visit to Sawyer Yards last “Second Saturdays”…. guess it’s art week here at Houston Photo Journey 🙂 ! It was just such a treat for the eyes and imagination that I had to take you with me!!!
I mentioned to a nearby man how cool and different I thought these butterflies were – turns out I was speaking directly to the artist! Mr. Sam Steph – what a nice guy, so down to earth and easy to talk to!! I wish I had a 3-D camera to capture the detail – great pieces!!! They are all very unique and just gorgeous. I’m always drawn to conversational pieces and these certainly checked off that box! You can envision Sam Steph’s artwork in so many diverse settings!!
Sam grew up in a small West Texas town, where the stark, picturesque surroundings fostered an appreciation for shape and form. His interest in design prompted him to study architecture at Texas Tech University.
Opportunities in the fashion industry lead Sam to travel and work in exotic locations and experience other cultures. His travels to Japan and Asia were to be of specific influence on his evolution as an artist. This exposure drew him to make the diverse urban setting of Houston Texas his home.
His techniques in woodworking and furniture-making are evident in his abstract creations.
“Reconstruction” is a word I’ve used to describe my style. As a child I was always taking things apart and rearranging them to suit my sensibility.”
“I love artistic collaboration, that’s why I chose cover art for “Flooded By” from an artist I know, love, and wanted to celebrate. In the future, I hope to make all of my literary endeavors mashups between artists of varied mediums: words, visual arts, performing arts, and more. We, artists, have to stick together.” – T. Haven Morse/Jody T. Morse
Please be sure to visit and learn more about Ms. Morse on her Amazon Author page, You can also read (listen to really :), this raw, real story I believe you will all enjoy as much as yours truly did at Winning Short Story: TEARS FOR MY BABY SISTER by Jody T. Morse. “When in our twenties, my sister and I led very different lives. For instance, while I resided in Germany and toured Europe with a dance company, she happened to be a resident of the Kentucky State Penitentiary – for running a crystal meth lab. This story is of the first time I visited her in prison – how I felt and who we both were in that moment. This piece is about the triumph of sisterly love.” (Source: https://novelwritingfestival.com)
Lily says, “My rule for my art is that the style and execution should capture the inner life, personality, or mood of the subject.” (Source: lilygavalas.com)
I certainly wasn’t alone in my art stroll but it was never uncomfortably packed!
Time to go now but “stay tuned” for more! Thanks so much for stopping over!!!
Elizabeth and Max
P.S. Just my own opinions, haven’t been paid, etc. for reviewing, or whatever 🙂 Never met these artist before, just happy I did 🙂 ,,, I MUST work on disclaimer etiquette! 🙂 The ad you see at the bottom, I offered to place on my blog free as I believe Houston needs a magazine like this one (more on that later).