Sandbox Series, Vol. 3
Steve Bormes, the creator of Steve B Lighting, in his own words:
My last art class was in the 7th grade when my teacher asked me to draw
my shoe. That assignment led me to believe that I was not cut out to
be an artist; I would be a doctor instead. I was wrong on both
My art evolves from oddities and curiosities that I uncover in the
Turkish countryside and from antique stores in America. From there,
these old, and usually utilitarian pieces find their way to my
workbench and are repurposed as sculptures, of sorts. I like to add
electricity and light the pieces from within. The result often looks
like the love-child of George Jetson and Wilma Flintstone.
As an outsider artist, I try not to implement too many rules for
myself. For me, my work holds no answers or secrets. Made with a high
degree of whimsy and love, my goal is to elicit the simplest of
pleasures: a smile.
Please note: The color you see in each light comes from a colored bulb, which come in a variety of hues; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and black.