steven j. simmons - artist


"Be like a lotus.  Let the beauty of your heart speak.  Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light."  - Amrit Ray (from Nonviolence:  The Transforming Power)

Pictured above:  Four lotus flower sculptures by yours truly, three of which were created in January.


Lotus Blossom (work in progress)

Happy Holidays from Studio Cray!  This has been such an incredible year, hoping to finish a video of my 2017 highlights.  Stay tuned!


Time flies when you are so DAMN busy!  It happened in September, but still ..what an honor to appear as a guest artist on The DAMNCAST, especially if you look at the list of artists that have appeared on this show before me.  Thank you Acacia and Curtis for your love and support of the arts.


You can listen to the interview here:



Pictured below:  Acacia's photo collage of her visit to my home studio, including some quality time with my dog Reggie.

Steel and fiberglass butterfly metamorphosis, in progress, collaboration with Steel Sculptor Jerry Schmidt.  This and many more collaborative butterflies coming to IngeniutyFest Cleveland September, 2017.  Details to follow ...


Many thanks to Adam Jaenke (@so_jaenke) for stopping by my phosphorescent surf art exhibit at Satellite Gallery in Cleveland's Waterloo Arts District to take some high quality photos of my works glowing in the dark.  The show is up through August 4th, including the First Friday Walk Over Waterloo dates of Friday July 7th and Friday July 4th.   All photos below by Adam Jaenke.


Translucent Wave (with mini surfers)

Surfin' Santa riding Onda Azul De Fierro 

Repurposed Shortboard (detail)

Minis hanging from Banyan Brain (detail)

Corner of installation including Undercurrents (left), Fiberglass Menagerie Dome (center) and Flow Hack (right)

Huron Grass Glow mini and other minis hanging from Banyan Brain

Glassie And Her Funboard (glowin'!)

ArtResin Adventures, a film by Steven J. Simmons


The good folks at ArtResin asked me if I would do a "project" video in exchange for a free starter kit of ArtResin. Of course I said yes, but I found the concept of focusing on just one project a bit limiting, so here's my video of some select pieces created with ArtResin since late 2015, through as recently as this morning.  Enjoy!


And btw, if you want to order some of this artful nectar, reach out to my friends at and tell them I sent you ...enjoy the video!







Surfin' Santa, After Hours

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