Stevena House

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Stevena House finds inspiration in surreal and activist art like the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo and enjoys fictional and historical writing. With early encouragement from a family of artists, architects, crafters and engineers and college training in theatrical design, her career has been successful with many of her pieces in private collections around the world. She uses multiple mediums, but primarily painting, wearable art, and 3D found object collage. Stevena believes in two levels of art; art we consume and art we must see. In her opinion, the art we consume is for enjoyment and can be simple or complex in design to the taste of the consumer. The art we must see is emotionally complex and can be uncomfortable because of its ambiguity no matter how it is executed. Because she feels art has these two levels, she tries to demonstrate parts of both in her work with pieces that evoke some difficult feelings like fear, wonder, loss, whimsy, mystery, and mortality, while still being aesthetically enjoyable to view. Many of her pieces include human aspects even if they are not depicting people, connecting to the viewer through hidden suggestion.

Saint Bovina

mixed media, 18 x 12 inches

Arsenic and Old Lace
vintage lace collage, 17 x 14 inches

Fire River Bison
mixed media, mosaic, up-cycled guitar, 12 x 18 inches