Steve’s art can be divided into three distinct areas: large-scale dimensional mixed-media works, large-scale installation projects, and small-scale mixed-media sculpture. The small mixed-media works represent a continuing exploration of meaning through the utilization of a wide array of dimensional media and objects. These include items ranging from natural materials to objects such as plastic toys and items which might ordinarily be thought of as trash.
Additionally, individual works may incorporate visual, audio, tactile and olfactory phenomena or evoke memories of taste. The artist considers these works to be sensory experiments. The work attempts to alter the way we understand the meaning and context of the familiar, from coat hooks and electrical outlets to portraiture and historical subjects. Meanings are twisted, humor and puns may be prevalent, and irony and absurdity can be important aspects. Steve serves on the Board of the Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation.