Steve Prince
Steve Prince's studio practice is centered on research, oral stories, and sketching. Philosophically he has created work in various media through the Jazz funerary tradition from New Orleans. The Jazz funeral is broken into two parts: the Dirge and the Second Line. The Dirge is synonymous with the deeper social concerns we must confront collectively without fear and it is his belief that if we confront those issues we can experience a Second Line while we are alive. Steve is interested in creating work that helps us to look back in order that we may move forward creating a more just societal structure built upon a foundation that recognizes that difference is not an evil. Woodcuts, Linoleum Cuts, and Lithographs become a beautiful language to encapsulate a poly-narrative of symbols and metaphors that challenge the viewer to sift through the work to construct meaning, understanding, and prompts for communal action.