Steve Klein

“I grew up charged with tenets such as: balance, compromise, resolution, and humor. These were the criteria for life and happiness.

In everyday life there are moments that require compromise, resolution and action to create balance. I am challenged by the act of balancing and this is what my work addresses. Through the use of shape, color, stripes, line, texture and the incomparable reflection of light that only glass can provide, I create situations that question this balance.

My recent work seeks to explore, appreciate, and have fun with the fragile state of balance. During the process of making, I have a continuous dialogue with the work. Resolution is always a negotiation between idea, material, heat, gravity and me. In the end, I’m contented if I can fill a space with an object that contains thought, humor, balance and beauty.”