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The art of Steven Calapai Featured in LiveIn-Style NY Magazine 12. 23.20
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Artist Steven Calapai Featured in Vegas Magazine The Arts Issue
"Internationally Recognized and Published-Fine Artist, Painter, Sculptor and Designer"
Critics Review of the Artwork of Steven Calapai
To look at your work, I am truly surprised that you are self-taught. What beautiful pieces. I particularly love that you picked one of my favorite mythemes, the tree to symbolically amplify. It represents many things in many cultures and has prevailed for millennia as a symbol connecting man to his roots, to the heavens and to epistemic branches of thought, in most religious texts. Your trees are alive, breathing, spiritual semiotic messaging. In fact, it's almost as if this whole series channels the deepest messaging about our need to live a life that can integrate ourselves with ourselves, with other cultural "trees" and with the heavens to which our branches wish to self-extend. Congratulations, my friend. You might have come to this world (and returned from the underworld) just to create this lovely, soul-stirring interpretation of the sources of focus that should be important to humans. I can feel the joy you felt when you completed it. More importantly, it makes me feel more connected to the Natural World of myself. It will do this for most viewers. And you are right, yours is a moving story, not just for other artists. It fascinates and inspires on many levels.
I am a mythologist and depth psychologist, in addition to being a professor, writer, editor/muse/structural consultant for screen and fiction writers. (@write_into_culture). The first thing I teach creators of any cultural product is to understand the language and narrative expressed by their own soul/heart epistemes and the way that narrative can - and should - resonate in the rendering of other cultural "narratives," "voices" and themes, whether written, oral or visual. Your work seems to be channeled through a whole other energic source than the one you allowed to animate the rest of your life. This is not only powerful to witness, it explains why your work speaks to people/patrons from all over the world. Very nice to know you. And your work. "Leonora Francesca Flores"