steven j. simmons - artist

Studio Cray, December 31, 2015

(Lobotomy Of A Brainwave, work in progress)


Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing-and keeping the unknown always beyond you.”  - Georgia O’Keefe

Happy Holidays from Steven J. Simmons!


Minimalist tree - copper wire
Peace ornament - steel wire
Fused hearts - acrylic, canvas, fiberglass, and epoxy
String lights


Background:  Carve' Diem (wave sculpture) and The Underestimation Equation (large heart painting)

Opening reception Saturday, January 9th from 6-8 p.m.

Original Minis by yours truly at Canopy Collective


This picture was taken on the sidewalk just outside of Canopy Collective in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood.  The minis on the shelf are all original works by yours truly, as well as the works on the far right.


I am donating all of my artist commisions from November and December sales of my works to charitable causes.  For more information on where to find my works please click on my calendar page by clicking here:



I am happy to announce that I have finally finished Carve' Diem, my latest wave sculpture on canvas. I put many hours of work into this but I really had fun along the way. I love the way that the sun bounces off of this!  


Here are the stats, and a few extra pics:


Carve' Diem

Acrylic, fiberglass, styrofoam and super heavy gesso on canvas




Wave to the right

Wave to the left

View from above

Wave Of The Whale Tail

Pictured above and below is my latest creation, a wave sculpture on canvas, entitled "Wave Of the Whale Tail".  This baby is finished, still working on the larger wave sculpture pictured in an earlier blog post.


Acrylic, fiberglass, gesson and foam on mini canvas




Wave Of The Whale Tail (alt view)


Pictured below is a progression of my sculpture on canvas entitled "Carve' Diem", from early stages to present.  Work in progress ...a ways to go but it's really flowin'.


Stage 1 - getting the "stuff" on the canvas

Stage 2 - a lot of carving followed by a lot of priming

Surfin' Santa checks out the new wave ...and he likes it.

Stage 3a - adding color.  First, the back of the wave.


Stage 3b - Color to the face of the wave, shot in natural light.

Stage 4:  glassing (to be continued)

Pictured above is the flyer for the Ohio City Masonic Arts Center's "Open Air" Exhibit on Friday, November 6th, which I am happy to be a part of. The image on the bottom half of the flyer is from my painting "Welter Skelter", which will be part of this show.

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