Totally Tricked OutPosted: November 11, 2010
Every time Steve came over I used to catch him staring up at two narrow glass windows way up on the wall of the eating room (it’s the room with the table – what do you call that, dining room, breakfast room, table room?) Anyway, one day he finally offered to do something amazing fabulous and spellbinding to the windows…
He made these exquisite stained glass windows for them. I think that the pattern was based on a detail from a Native American sand painting – but I like how it matches with my geometric floor tiles in a way that adds some hippy neo-geo flair to the room.
I first met Steve when I saw one of his films in an art show at Chris Viet’s cabin, way the hell out at the end of Wonder Valley. I remember after seeing the strange kooky video called “Desert Pumps” asking everyone around “who made that?!!“. Then a few months later I got to check out Steve and his partner Glen’s low slung mid century desert house chock full of cool 1960s and 70s earth inspired art, complete with a pool made out of a huge irrigation talk out back and a 1968 fiberglass dune buggy under the carport. I’m a huge fan of Steve’s work. His free hanging stained glass windows have been for sale at the Commune shop at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs – an amazing big round stained glass window is for sale out our own HDTS HQ – and check out his lanterns on their website.