HUNGER FOR THE MARVELOUS

“It will be my ability to get each subject, quietly and secretly, to unleash their creative powers, and in so doing, liberate them from their normal inhibitions, and into a state of trust, openness, and creative frenzy.” STEVEN...

UNTITLED, 1982

“Nowadays, in our cities of steel, we still haven’t lost our need for ancient ritual.  Our dances with masks and drum are alive in our bones.  We are witch-doctors in designer jeans.  The same sexual impulses rule our buying power, claw at our...

THE SHRINES OF ZANZIBAR

An excellent example of the intricate shrine scenes that Steven Arnold created in every corner of his Los Angeles studio, Zanzibar.  This particular image highlights not only Steven’s flare for interior design, but his talent for assembling found...

ANGIE BOWIE

“The photo here is of [myself and] my girlfriend at that time (1984), the vivacious Angie Bowie. To be photographed by Steven was an event of extravagant surrealism and high art. His studio was decorated in way that transported you into another world entirely, and you...

INVITATION TO YIN YANG

FUTURESCAPE Great, extended use of the brain. Powers we can only sense now, will manifest and bring a magnificent age of clarity. The merging of the sexes becomes a force-field of creativity. Utopian satellite planets Food and energy for everyone. An age of humanism...

SELF PORTRAIT

“Don’t violate your own magic or water it down: Trust intuitive forces within Creative Madness must be free to flow Spirits will guide – relax and receive Listen to the voices, emanate clarity Allow the images to create their own meaning Listen for...

DRAWING DREAMS

” My drawings are my own language, voices from my subconscious… automatic image writing.  I draw directly on the paper with my pen without preconceiving anything – allowing the drawings to make themselves.  Often I am surprised and shocked by what...

THERE IS NO SEPERATION

“People don’t organize their lives well as reflected in their homes, lists, and handwriting.  I must apply my sense of organization to all phases and levels of my life.  At this time it is of prime importance to be centered in every subtle phase of life...

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