Like so many artists across time, I feel compelled to portray aspects of the human race. I utilize old worn objects and implements as metaphoric depictions of ourselves rather than making literal portrayals of people. Objects that I choose remind me of the paradoxes of our species; being incongruous builders and destroyers exemplifying fruitful labor, spirituality, and warfare. Also Intertwined within these are personal representations of people and experiences of my own life.
My artwork provides a personal way for me to express my feelings of mystery about humankind. It allows me to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses, ponder our contradictions, and perhaps subtly bestow upon us a small degree of nobleness.
– Stephen Althouse