Eco-relational Imagery

Traces of Place

Traces of Place

Anna Maria and I recently exhibited a collection of photography and mixed media at the Davison Gallery near Rochester, NY.

View images from the gallery opening (including Anna Maria’s fiber and mixed media work).

The images from this series are photographic responses to place – places I have lived, places I have visited, places to which I am somehow connected. They serve as a type of visual shorthand – icons of my experience of being in the world.

I’m interested in how place defines us. What does it mean to become rooted? What does it mean when we lose those roots?

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  1. Allison

    So glad to see pics from your gallery opening. What an exciting event! I really like how you two combined your art in such an integrated way. V cool. Wish we could have been there!

    Apr 15, 2008 @ 2:27 pm


  2. Mark Hartman

    Hi Steve,

    I stumbled onto your website by accident (I was checking out David Stith’s work at Gary’s suggestion-ever the proud father) and I’m blown away by the creativity and quality of your work. The Shenandoah Valley has had a nice affect on it! My sister lives on Mt. Lane, not far from you, I think. One of these times when we come to VA we’ll have to stop in and say hello.

    Mark Hartman
    Orchestra Director
    Shippensburg University

    May 20, 2009 @ 11:07 pm


  3. stevendavidjohnson

    Hi Mark,

    Glad you found me! We’d love to see you next time you’re in Hburg.

    Aug 10, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

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